Family Antpittas (Grallariidae)


Ochre-fronted Antpitta (Grallaricula ochraceifrons)


French: Grallaire à front ocre German: Ockerstirn-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Ponchito frentiocre

Grallaricula ochraceifrons

G. R. Graves et al.

, 1983,

Abra Patricia, 6200 feet [c. 1890 m], San Martín, Peru


Probably most closely related to G. peruviana#R. Monotypic.


C Andes of Peru in S Amazonas (Cordillera de Colán) and San Martín (Abra Patricia).

Descriptive notes

10·5 cm; male 22·5–23·8 g. Adult male has ochraceous-buff forecrown, lores and broad eyering, olive-brown hind­crown; upperparts olive-brown;... read more


Song is an emphatic, descending, sharply whistled whéeu! given repeatedly at... read more


Dense undergrowth of epiphyte-laden humid-wet montane forest, both stunted and tall, at 1850–... read more

Food and feeding

No published information.


Nothing known. Of five adult specimens in Jul and Aug, from both known localities, none had enlarged gonads and none was singing.


Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Andean Ridge-top Forests EBA. Rare; total population probably very small. Virtually unknown, and extremely few records,... read more

Recommended citation

Krabbe, N.K., Schulenberg, T.S. & Sharpe, C.J. (2020). Ochre-fronted Antpitta (Grallaricula ochraceifrons). 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 on 21 February 2020).