French: Grallaire à capuchon German: Rotkopf-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Ponchito encapuchado
P. L. Sclater, 1856,
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
G. c. venezuelana
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1956 – NW Venezuela (SW Táchira and extreme W Apure) and C Colombia (E slope of E Andes in E Cundinamarca).
G. c. cucullata
(P. L. Sclater, 1856) – Colombia in W Andes (Valle del Cauca and Cauca), on W slope of C Andes (Risaralda and Valle del Cauca, formerly in Antioquia), and on W slope of E Andes (in Huila at head of Magdalena Valley; presumably also farther N).
10 cm. Adult has bright orange-rufous head and throat; olive-brown upperparts and tail, brown wings; narrow white crescent across lower throat; breast and belly pale grey,... read more
Undergrowth of dense humid montane forest; at 1800–2135 m, possibly locally down to 1500... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes insects. Usually solitary. Hops through vegetation within 1·5 m of ground. Often rocks body from side to side without moving... read more
In Colombia, female ready to lay collected in Sept in Antioquia and another in Jul at head of Magdalena Valley. Eggs 20·4 × 16·4 mm. No... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Colombian East Andes EBA and Colombian Inter-Andean slopes EBA. Uncommon to fairly common; probably overlooked in some areas... read more
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