Family Antpittas (Grallariidae)

Least Concern

Ochre-striped Antpitta (Grallaria dignissima)


Taxonomy

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

Grallaria dignissima

P. L. Sclater and Salvin

, 1880,

Sarayacu, Ecuador

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

Distribution:

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

Voice

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

Habitat

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

Breeding

Sings from ground or low perch. No other information.

Movements

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. (2017). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/56906 on 18 November 2017).