French: Grallaire à nuque grise German: Graunacken-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí nuquigrís
P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1871,
Páramo de Culata, Andes of Mérida, Venezuela.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
G. g. griseonucha
P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1871 – Andes of Venezuela in C Mérida and E Trujillo.
G. g. tachirae
J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1945 – Andes of Venezuela in NE Táchira (Boca de Monte).
16 cm. Adult has dark brown crown, slate-grey nape and side of hindcrown; upperparts, wings and tail dark reddish-brown; side of head and most of underparts rufous-chestnut,... read more
Song 1–1·8 seconds long, given at intervals of 7–11 seconds, a series of 10–16... read more
Floor and lower undergrowth of humid montane forest, at 2300–2800 m; generally found in dense... read more
Food and feeding
Few details available. Hops on ground; behaviour apparently as for other Grallaria.
No information. Based on frequencey of vocalizations, season may coincide with start of rains (May) or when they finish (Oct–Nov).
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Cordillera de Mérida EBA. Generally uncommon, but locally quite common to common. Occurs in Guaramacal National... read more
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