French: Grallaire à tête rousse German: Rostkappen-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí compadre
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
G. r. perijana
Phelps, Sr & Gilliard, 1940 – Sierra de Perijá, on N Colombia–W Venezuela border.
G. r. nigrolineata
P. L. Sclater, 1890 – Andes of Venezuela from N Trujillo S to NE Táchira.
G. r. avilae
Hellmayr & Seilern, 1914 – N Venezuelan Andes (S Lara) and Coastal Range (E to Miranda).
G. r. ruficapilla
Lafresnaye, 1842 – W, C & E Andes of Colombia S to CW & SE Ecuador, probably including also birds from Cerro Chinguela, in N Peru.
G. r. connectens
Chapman, 1923 – SW Ecuador (El Oro and Loja).
G. r. albiloris
Taczanowski, 1880 –
Pacific slope of NW Peru S to La Libertad#R.
G. r. interior
J. T. Zimmer, 1934 – W slope of C Andes of Peru in Amazonas and San Martín.
18·5–19 cm; male 70–98 g, three females 70–92 g. Adult has crown, head side, nape and moustache rufous; upperparts olivaceous; underparts white,... read more
Song 1·1–1·4 seconds long, given at intervals of 5–12 seconds, a series... read more
Forest borders, forest clearings, second growth, bamboo stands; semi-humid groves and thickets in... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes spiders, caterpillars and ground-dwelling insects. Hops on ground, usually under cover; occasionally in the open along edges... read more
Breeds mainly in May–Aug in coastal Venezuela; in Colombia, specimens in breeding condition in Apr–Sept in N (N end of W Andes... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common and widespread in Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and W Ecuador. Occurs commonly in several protected areas, including Macarao,... read more
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