Family Antpittas (Grallariidae)

Near Threatened

Crescent-faced Antpitta (Grallaricula lineifrons)


Taxonomy

French: Grallaire demi-lune German: Halbmond-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Ponchito medialuna
Taxonomy:

Apocryptornis lineifrons

Chapman

, 1924,

Oyacachi, Ecuador

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

C Andes of S Colombia (Quindío#R, E Cauca) and E Ecuador (S to R Zamora).

Descriptive notes

11·5 cm; male 20·5–22·5 g, female 17–22 g. Adult has slate-grey crown and nape, large white loral spot continuing into broad white moustache, white spot behind... read more

Voice

Song, by both sexes, 2·4–3·5 seconds long, repeated every 10–20 seconds... read more

Habitat

Undergrowth of humid montane forest and adjacent secondary woodland, at 2900–3400m. Occurs... read more

Food and feeding

Diet includes spiders, and insects such as beetles (Curculionidae, Staphylinidae, Chrysomelidae, Anthripidae), beetle grubs, true bugs (... read more

Breeding

Recently fledged young found in Mar; song heard only Jan–Apr in Ecuador. A nest found in Feb in NE Ecuador was an open cup of sticks... read more

Movements

Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Northern Central Andes EBA and Southern Central Andes EBA. Rare to locally... read more

Recommended citation

Krabbe, N.K., Schulenberg, T.S. & de Juana, E. (2017). Crescent-faced Antpitta (Grallaricula lineifrons). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/56920 on 22 November 2017).