Family Antpittas (Grallariidae)

Vulnerable

Masked Antpitta (Hylopezus auricularis)


Taxonomy

French: Grallaire oreillarde German: Braunwangen-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí enmascarado
Taxonomy:

Grallaria auricularis

Gyldenstolpe

, 1941,

Victoria, at confluence of Río Madre de Dios and Río Beni, district of Madre de Dios, Bolivia

.

Formerly treated as conspecific with H. macularius, but differs distinctly in plumage, voice and habitat. HBW treatment as separate species supported by more recent genetic analysis#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Lower R Beni in SE Pando and N Beni, N Bolivia.

Descriptive notes

14 cm; one male 43 g, one female 38 g. Adult has grey crown and nape, white lores, dark reddish-brown eyering and auriculars; rest of upperparts and tail olive-brown,... read more

Voice

Song a 3-second series of c. 40 short notes at steady pace and descending evenly from c. 1·5 to 1·2... read more

Habitat

Low, dense, wet second growth adjacent to open areas; in Beni (Riberalta), apparent preference for... read more

Food and feeding

Nothing recorded.

Breeding

Nothing recorded.

Movements

Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Considered threatened owing to its very small known range (380 km2). Currently known from four sites in lower R Beni drainage. In Pando, four specimens collected... read more

Recommended citation

Krabbe, N.K., Schulenberg, T.S. & Sharpe, C.J. (2017). Masked Antpitta (Hylopezus auricularis). 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/56872 on 17 November 2017).