French: Grallaire à ventre blanc German: Blassbauch-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí ventriblanco
P. L. Sclater
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
G. h. hypoleuca
P. L. Sclater, 1855 – Colombia on both slopes of C Andes (Antioquia) and on both slopes of E Andes (from Santander S to Cundinamarca).
G. h. castanea
Chapman, 1923 – S Colombia (S from head of Magdalena Valley) and E Ecuador S to N Peru (N Cajamarca).
17 cm; three males 62–69 g, one female (with 8·3-g egg in oviduct) 82 g. Adult has dark grey lores, dull rufescent-brown crown; nape, ear-coverts and neck side rufous-... read more
Song 1·1–1·4 seconds long, given at intervals of 7–15 or more seconds, 3 whistles, the... read more
Inhabits floor and lower understorey of humid montane forest, showing particular predilection for... read more
Food and feeding
Virtually nothing known: one stomach held insects. Foraging behaviour not fully documented.
Specimens in breeding condition in Mar–Sept in Colombia (C & E Andes). Sings from perch within 2 m of ground. Eggs 29·8 × 24·5 mm.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common; uncommon in Peru. Common in Cueva de los Guácharos National Park, in S Colombia. In Ecuador, occurs in Cayambe-... read more
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