French: Grallaire à dos uni German: Ockerbart-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí torero
P. L. Sclater
vicinity of Caracas, Venezuela
Subspecies and Distribution
G. h. haplonota
P. L. Sclater, 1877 – N Venezuela in interior chain in Lara and Yaracuy, and Coastal Range (Carabobo to Miranda).
G. h. pariae
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1949 – Paria Peninsula, in NE Venezuela.
G. h. parambae
Rothschild, 1900 – Pacific slope from W Colombia (Risaralda) to S Ecuador (El Oro).
G. h. chaplinae
Robbins & Ridgely, 1986 – Amazonian slope of E Andes in Colombia, and E Ecuador and N Peru (Cordillera del Cóndor in extreme N, also San Martín; recently recorded in S Cerros del Sira#R).
16·5–17 cm; 2 males 82 g and 83·5 g, unsexed birds in coastal Venezuela 75–90g. Adult is brown above, crown often slightly greyer, with whitish lores; tail dark... read more
Song 4–5 seconds long, given at intervals of 8–18 seconds, a series of 10–18... read more
Floor and lower understorey of humid and wet montane forest and forest borders, especially on... read more
Food and feeding
Small invertebrates; spiders, worms, myriapods, snails, soft insects, once a bush-cricket (Tettigoniidae), and earth (up to 80%) found in... read more
Breeds mainly in Apr–Aug in coastal Venezuela. One nest described, a hemispherical stick structure with side entrance, placed on... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common; seemingly most numerous in N Venezuela. Occurs in Henri Pittier and Guatopo National Parks, in Venezuela, and Río... read more
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