Leymebamba Antpitta (Grallaricula leymebambae)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Upper Manu Road, Cuzco

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

Identification & Behavior: ~10 cm (4 in). The Leymebamba Antpitta has brown upperparts and rufous or rusty underparts. The forehead and loral areas are rusty and have a characteristic pale crescent behind the eye. It has a pale center of the belly. The Leymebamba Antpitta is similar to the Slate-crowned Antpitta, but they are not known to overlap.

Status: The Leymebamba Antpitta is found at elevations ranging from 2000 – 3250 m along the east slope of the Andes, north to the Marañon Valley. It also occurs on the west side of the Andes in the humid forest of Piura at elevations ranging between 1750 – 2450 m. The Leymebamba Antpitta also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Tororoi de Pecho Rojizo.

Sub-species: Leymebamba Antpitta (Grallaricula ferrugineipectus leymebambae) Carriker, 1933.

Meaning of Name: Grallaricula:  A diminutive form of the genus Grallaria. Leymembambae: Originating or associated with the town of Leymebamba, Amazonas, Peru.

Formerly known as Grallaricula ferrugineipectus (2018).

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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.