Grallaria rufula saltuensis
south of the South Teta above Airoca, 9500–10,000 feet [c. 2900–3050 m], Sierra de Perijá, Magdalena, Colombia.
Generally treated as a race of G. rufula, although remarkably distinctive and recently elevated to species rank#R. Differs from all other taxa in the G. rufula complex in being paler, much less rufous on the underparts (3), olive-brown vs warm rufous-brown on the upperparts (2), very considerably larger (at least 2) and in possession of a distinctive pale eyering (2); in addition, some vocal differences also apparent, but information incomplete and analysis unfinished#R. Sometimes said perhaps to belong in G. quitensis, but is much smaller (at least 2, probably 3), with largely pale brownish vs plain blackish bill (3), plainer ear-coverts (1), usually darker olive-brown vs brown above (ns), and paler, less strongly tinged buffy ochre on lower underparts (1). Monotypic.
Sierra de Perijá, on Venezuela–Colombia border.
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