Family Antpittas (Grallariidae)

Least Concern

White-throated Antpitta (Grallaria albigula)


French: Grallaire à gorge blanche German: Grauflanken-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí gorjiblanco

Grallaria albigula


, 1923,

Santo Domingo, 6000 feet [c. 1830 m], Puno, Peru


May belong to group centred on G. hypoleuca (which see). Birds from Jujuy, in NW Argentina, described as race cinereiventris on basis of two specimens with darker belly and sepia-olive (rather than olive-grey) flanks; validity requires confirmation. Monotypic.


SE Peru (Madre de Dios, Puno), and from C Bolivia (N Cochabamba) S on Andean slope to NW Argentina (Jujuy, Salta).

Descriptive notes

18·5 cm; male 84–92 g, two females 87 g and 90 g. Adult has crown and head side bright chestnut-rufous, prominent white eyering and white lores; rest of upper... read more


Song 1–1·2 seconds long, given at intervals of 8–14 seconds for several minutes... read more


Inhabits floor and lower undergrowth of light to moderately dense, humid montane forest; in... read more

Food and feeding

One stomach held caterpillars, cockroaches (Blattodea), other insects, and a spider. Hops on ground, stops, often tilting head slightly to... read more


No information. Sings from ground and in low tangles within 1 m of ground.


Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Bolivian and Peruvian Lower Yungas EBA and Argentine and South Bolivian Yungas EBA. Considered generally... read more

Recommended citation

Krabbe, N.K. & Schulenberg, T.S. (2019). White-throated Antpitta (Grallaria albigula). 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 18 August 2019).