Peruvian Antpitta (Grallaricula peruviana)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. San Isidro, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. San Isidro, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. San Isidro, Ecuador

Identification & Behavior: ~10.5 cm (4 in). The male Peruvian Antpitta has a rusty cap with an olive rest of the upperparts.  It has a broad but broken eye ring with a dark crescent in front of the eye.   Most of the underparts are scalloped. Females are similar but have an olive cap and nape area instead.  It is similar to the Ochre-breasted Antpitta, but is distinguished by a rusty cap in males and dark bill. Also, see Ochre-fronted Antpitta with whom it does not overlap.

Status: The Peruvian Antpitta is rare and poorly known in its restricted range north and west of the Marañon Valley. It is known to occur at elevations ranging between 1200 -2100 m. It also occurs in Ec.

Name in Spanish: Tororoi Peruano.

Sub-species: Peruvian Antpitta (Grallaricula peruviana) Chapman, 1923.

Meaning of Name: Grallaricula:  A diminutive form of the genus Grallaria. peruviana: Originating from the country of Peru.

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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. on 01/01/2015.