Elusive Antpitta (Grallaria eludens)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | *Digitally Painted Bird

Identification & Behavior: ~19 cm (7.5 in). The Elusive Antpitta has brown back and head. The throat and upper breast are buff or rusty. The rest of the underparts are whitish with long black streaks. It forages on the floor of Terra Firme Forest. It is similar to the more brightly colored Ochre-striped Antpitta, but their geographical ranges are separated by the Amazon River.

Status: The Elusive Antpitta is known to occur in the Amazonian lowlands on the south side of the Amazon and Ucayali Rivers. It also occurs in Br.

Name in Spanish: Tororoi Evasivo.

Sub-species: Elusive Antpitta (Grallaria eludens) Lowery and O’Neill, 1969.

Meaning of Name: Grallaria: L. grallarius, grallae= one walking on stilts. eludens: L. elusive, evasive.

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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.