Amazonian Antpitta (Myrmothera berlepschi)

Order:Passeriformes | Family: Grallariidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

amazonian_antpitta
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu, Madre de Dios

amazonian_antpitta
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu, Madre de Dios

amazonian_antpitta
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil

amazonian_antpitta
Age: 
AdultSex: Unknown | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil


Identification & Behavior: ~14 cm (5.5 in). The Amazonian Antpitta has an olive top of the head and the rest of the upperparts. The sides of the head and lores are washed rusty. The breast and flanks are rusty with a pale center of belly and black streaks. It is similar to the Thrush-like Antpitta, but distinguished by rusty sides of the head, breast, and flanks. Also, see Striated Anthrush.

Status: The Amazonian Antpitta is uncommon to rare and even seemingly absent from part of its extensive range. It is largely a lowland forest species and is known to range up to 700 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Br and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Tororoi Amazónico.

Sub-species: Amazonian Antpitta (Hylopezus berlepschi yessupi) Carriker, 1930. E & C Peru.
(H. b. berlepschi), Hellmayr, 1903. SE Peru, NC Bolivia and N Mato Grosso.

Meaning of Name: Myrmothera: Gr. murmus= ant and thëras or thëraö= hunter, hunt. berlepschi: in honor to ornithologist and collector of German species, Hans Hermann Carl Ludwig Graf von Berlepsch.

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.

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