Family Antpittas (Grallariidae)

Vulnerable

Rusty-tinged Antpitta (Grallaria przewalskii)


Taxonomy

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

Grallaria przewalskii

Taczanowski

, 1882,

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

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

Distribution:

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

Voice

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

Habitat

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.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

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. (2018). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/56901 on 19 November 2018).