Family Antpittas (Grallariidae)

Least Concern

Rufous-faced Antpitta (Grallaria erythrotis)


French: Grallaire masquée German: Rostwangen-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí carirrufo

Grallaria erythrotis

P. L. Sclater and Salvin

, 1876,

Tilotilo, western Yungas, Bolivia




Bolivia, in Yungas of La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz.

Descriptive notes

18·5 cm; male 53–66 g, one female 61 g. Adult has orange-rufous sides of head and neck, olivaceous upperparts; throat and abdomen white, breast orange-rufous with... read more


Song 1·2–1·4 seconds long, given at intervals of 5–10 seconds, a series of 3 whistles,... read more


Borders of humid montane forest and in regenerating shrubby areas, often along roads or at edges of... read more

Food and feeding

Food includes beetles, ants, spiders and caterpillars; rarely, seeds. Hops on the ground, often venturing into the open.


Details from captivity: clutch 2 eggs, 28 × 23 mm; incubation period c. 15 days; nestling period c. 15 days; young fully independent 2... read more


Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Bolivian and Peruvian Upper Yungas EBA. Fairly common to common. Occurs in Carrasco National Park, an area... read more

Recommended citation

Krabbe, N.K. & Schulenberg, T.S. (2019). Rufous-faced Antpitta (Grallaria erythrotis). 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 22 August 2019).