Family Formicariidae

Rufous-breasted Antthrush
Members of the family Formicariidae are known as anthrushes. They are drab in appearance with plumages that vary among shades of rufous, brown, gray and black. Anthrushes have chuncky bodies, small heads, and long legs. Their wings are round and have a short cocked tail. They resemble a small rooster, hence they are also known as “gallitos” Spanish for little rooster. They fly rather well, but mostly walk on the interior
forest floor. Anthrushes have distinctive voices and are among the most notorious bird voices in the areas they occur. They are similar in appearance to antpittas (Grallaridae) and gnateaters (Conopophagidae), but Anthrushes have different posture and a cocked tail. They look more like rails. Their sexes are alike. There are two genera and six species of anthrushes known to occur in Peru. Photo: Rufous-breasted Antthrush © Alfredo Begazo.
Antthrushes Gallito Hormigueros
Rufous-capped Antthrush Gallito-Hormiguero de Gorro Rufo Formicarius colma
Black-faced Antthrush Gallito-Hormiguero de Cara Negra Formicarius analis
Rufous-fronted Antthrush Gallito-Hormiguero de Frente Rufa Formicarius rufifrons
Rufous-breasted Antthrush Gallito-Hormiguero de Pecho Rufo Formicarius rufipectus
Short-tailed Antthrush Rasconzuelo de Cola Corta Chamaeza campanisona
Striated Antthrush Rasconzuelo Estriado Chamaeza nobilis
Barred Antthrush Rasconzuelo Barrado Chamaeza mollissima
peru aves -    birdsRHINOCRYPTIDAE: Tapaculos – Tapaculos  FURNARIIDAE: Ovenbirds & Woodcreepers – Hormeros & Trepatroncosperu aves