Family Antpittas (Grallariidae)

Critically Endangered

Tachira Antpitta (Grallaria chthonia)


Taxonomy

French: Grallaire du Tachira German: Táchiraameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí de Táchira
Taxonomy:

Grallaria chthonia

Wetmore and Phelps, Jr

, 1956,

Río Chiquito, 1800–2100 m, south-west Táchira, Venezuela

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Thought probably to be closely related to G. alleni. Alternatively, some authors have considered it so similar to G. guatimalensis that it may be better treated as conspecific#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

W Venezuela in SW Táchira (Hacienda La Providencia, Río Chiquito).

Descriptive notes

17–18 cm. Adult has brown forecrown scaled black, buffy lores, grey hindcrown and nape scaled black; back and rump olive-brown, narrowly scaled black, uppertail-coverts... read more

Voice

Not yet formally undescribed.

Habitat

Tall dense cloudforest, presumably in mossy undergrowth and on floor; at 1800–2100 m.

Food and feeding

No information.

Breeding

Nothing known.

Movements

Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in the Colombian East Andes EBA. Known from only four specimens collected at the type locality, Hacienda La... read more

Recommended citation

Krabbe, N.K., Schulenberg, T.S. & Sharpe, C.J. (2017). Tachira Antpitta (Grallaria chthonia). 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/56887 on 17 November 2017).