French: Grallaire à lunettes German: Orangewangen-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí de anteojos
Other common names: Spectacled Antpitta
Isthmus of Panama.
Five subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
H. p. intermedius
(Ridgway, 1884) – Caribbean slope from E Honduras S to W Panama (Bocas del Toro).
H. p. lizanoi
(Cherrie, 1891) – Pacific slope in S Costa Rica (formerly E to W Chiriquí, in Panama).
H. p. perspicillatus
(Lawrence, 1861) – Panama (from Veraguas and Coclé) E to NW Colombia (N Chocó).
H. p. pallidior
Todd, 1919 – Colombia in valleys of upper R Sinú, lower R Cauca and middle R Magdalena.
H. p. periophthalmicus
(Salvadori & Festa, 1898) – Pacific slope from W Colombia (Baudo Mts, in Chocó) S to NW Ecuador (Esmeraldas).
12·5 cm (lizanoi) to 14 cm; one male 39 g, one female 41 (both periophthalmicus), one unsexed (perspicillatus) 37 g. Adult has crown... read more
Song by male only, 2·3–2·4 seconds long, a series of 7–9 whistled notes,... read more
Floor and lower undergrowth of humid forest, preferring more open habitat than congeners. Lowlands... read more
Food and feeding
Details of diet not documented; thought to be mostly arthropods. Solitary. Hops, patters and runs on ground or logs, making sudden stops to... read more
Eggs found in Apr, Jun and Aug in Costa Rica, and in Jul in Panama; birds in breeding condition in Feb–May in NW Colombia. Male sings... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon; fairly common below 350 m in wettest parts of NW Ecuador. Extinct on Barro Colorado I (Panama), where formerly fairly common;... read more
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