Birds of Peru

    PASSERIFORMES: Grallariidae (Antpittas)  
Genus: Grallaria (19 species, 32 worldwide)

Genus Grallaria are antpittas, short-tailed insect-eating tropical birds that stand upright and hop along forest floor, almost never flying and rarely perching on branches. Sizes range from about 16 cm. to about 24 cm.


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White-throated Antpitta (Grallaria albigula)
   



Stripe-headed Antpitta
Stripe-headed Antpitta (Grallaria andicolus)
Junin, Peru  
   
Photograph by Juan José Chalco Luna   © All Rights Reserved.


Chestnut Antpitta
Chestnut Antpitta (Grallaria blakei) Near Threatened ENDEMIC
Owlet Lodge, Abra Patricia, San Martín, Peru  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.


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Bay Antpitta (Grallaria capitalis) ENDEMIC
   



Pale-billed Antpitta
Pale-billed Antpitta (Grallaria carrikeri) Near Threatened ENDEMIC
San Lorenzo, Amazonas, Peru  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Found at altitudes over 2300 meters in northern Peru.

Ochre-striped Antpitta
Ochre-striped Antpitta (Grallaria dignissima)
Yasuní Research Station, Orellana, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.


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Elusive Antpitta (Grallaria eludens)
   



Red-and-white Antpitta
Red-and-white Antpitta (Grallaria erythroleuca) ENDEMIC
Wayqecha, Peru  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A large antpitta found over 2100m only in southeast Peru on the eastern Andean slope. Replaces the [White-throated Antpitta] found at lower altitudes, and which does not have a white belly.

Scaled Antpitta
Scaled Antpitta (Grallaria guatimalensis chocoensis)
Farallones National Park, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A large antpitta that sometimes goes into the canopy. Most closely related to the [Moustached Antpitta].

Plain-backed Antpitta
Plain-backed Antpitta (Grallaria haplonota chaplinae)
Wildsumaco Lodge, Sumaco, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


White-bellied Antpitta
White-bellied Antpitta (Grallaria hypoleuca castanea)
San Isidro Lodge, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Francesco Veronesi     Copyright and usage info


Chestnut-naped Antpitta
Chestnut-naped Antpitta (Grallaria nuchalis ruficeps)
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Rusty-tinged Antpitta
Rusty-tinged Antpitta (Grallaria przewalskii) Vulnerable ENDEMIC
Reserva Alto Nieva, San Martín, Peru  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.


Tawny Antpitta
Tawny Antpitta (Grallaria quitensis quitensis)
Cajas National Park, Ecuador
  A large antpitta
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A large antpitta, and unlike most antpittas in that it is often found in the open, usually above 3500m, in the paramo above the treeline.
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Chestnut-crowned Antpitta
Chestnut-crowned Antpitta (Grallaria ruficapilla ruficapilla)
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Rufous Antpitta
Rufous Antpitta (Grallaria rufula rufula)
Hacienda de Bosque, Manizales, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A unicolored species with different vocalizations across its large range, and may be split in the future. Usually found over 3000m.

Undulated Antpitta
Undulated Antpitta (Grallaria squamigera squamigera)
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Variegated Antpitta
Variegated Antpitta (Grallaria varia)
Parque Estadual da Serra da Cantareira, Sao Paulo-SP, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Dario Sanches     Copyright and usage info


Watkins's Antpitta
Watkins's Antpitta (Grallaria watkinsi) Near Threatened
Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Robert Lewis   © All Rights Reserved.



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