Family Antpittas (Grallariidae)

Least Concern

Ochre-striped Antpitta (Grallaria dignissima)


French: Grallaire flammée German: Rostkehl-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí del Napo

Grallaria dignissima

P. L. Sclater and Salvin

, 1880,

Sarayacu, Ecuador


Formerly separated in monotypic genus Thamnocharis. Sister-species of G. eludens#R and in past sometimes considered conspecific. Monotypic.


SE Colombia (Putumayo, Amazonas), E Ecuador and NE Peru (N of R Marañón).

Descriptive notes

19 cm; one male 110 g. Distinctive, with extensively reddish throat, feathers of lower back and flanks elongated. Adult has buff lores, buff-brown auriculars, grey-brown... read more


Song 1·1–1·2 seconds long, given at intervals of 10–13 seconds for several minutes, 2... read more


Floor of humid terra firme forest, especially near streams in the higher areas; at c. 100... read more

Food and feeding

Details of diet and feeding habits not recorded. Solitary or in pairs. Almost exclusively terrestrial. Walks, runs, hops, and bounds... read more


Sings from ground or low perch. No other information.


Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Upper Amazon-Napo Lowlands EBA. Generally rare to locally uncommon; rare in Peru. Occurs in Yasuní National Park... read more

Recommended citation

Krabbe, N.K. & Schulenberg, T.S. (2019). Ochre-striped Antpitta (Grallaria dignissima). 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 19 June 2019).