Chestnut Antpitta (Grallaria blakei)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Apalla, Junin

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Abra Patricia, Amazonas

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Abra Patricia, Amazonas

Identification & Behavior: ~14.5 cm (6 in). The aptly named Chestnut Antpitta is all chestnut with a pale center of the belly.  It is very similar to the Rufous Antpitta but is distinguished by the lack of a pale crescent behind the eye, pale center of belly, voice, and by ranging at lower elevations. Also, see Bay Antpitta.

Status: Endemic. The Chestnut Antpitta is fairly common in its restricted range. It is generally known at elevations between 1700 – 2500 m in two widely disjunct populations.

Name in Spanish: Tororoi Castaño.

Sub-species: Chestnut Antpitta (Grallaria blakei) Graves, 1987.

Meaning of Name: Grallaria: L. grallarius, grallae= one walking on stilts. blakei:  After Emmet Reid Blake US Ornithologist, collector, and author of The Birds of Mexico, 1953, and Manual of Neotropical Birds, 1977.

See more of the Family Grallariidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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    • 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. on 01/01/2015.