Family Antpittas (Grallariidae)


Rusty-tinged Antpitta (Grallaria przewalskii)


French: Grallaire de Przewalski German: Taczanowskiameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí rojizo

Grallaria przewalskii


, 1882,

Ray-Urmana, 8000 feet [c. 2440 m], above Chirimoto, Huayabamba Valley, north Peru


Belongs to group centred on G. hypoleuca (see above), and formerly treated as a race of one or other of its constituent members. Monotypic.


C Andes of Peru in S Amazonas, San Martín and La Libertad.

Descriptive notes

17 cm; male 60·5–74 g, one female 61 g. Adult has pale grey forehead grading into blackish-tinged grey crown, whitish eyering; dark rufous-brown above, side of... read more


Song 1·2–1·5 seconds long, given at intervals of 11–12 seconds, series of... read more


Floor and lower understorey of humid montane forest, at 1700–2750 m; most common above 2150 m. read more

Food and feeding

One stomach held insects, another contained “small seeds”. Behaviour not documented.


No information.


Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in North-east Peruvian Cordilleras EBA. Fairly common within its restricted range. Regularly encountered at a large number of... read more

Recommended citation

Krabbe, N.K., Schulenberg, T.S. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Rusty-tinged Antpitta (Grallaria przewalskii). 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 15 November 2019).