Plain-backed Antpitta (Grallaria haplonota)

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Wild Sumaco, Ecuador

plain-backed_antpitta
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Wild Sumaco, Ecuador

plain-backed_antpitta
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Wild Sumaco, Ecuador


Identification & Behavior: ~16 cm (6.3 in). The Plain-backed Antpitta has dusky upperparts with faint scaling. The underparts are rufous with dusky fuzzy blotches. It has a faint buff mustachial streak and buff or light rufous throat. It forages on the floor of humid montane forests of the northeastern Andes.  It is a dull and unmarked version of Variegated Antpitta and Scaled Antpitta.

Status: The Plain-backed Antpitta is known to occur in disjunct populations at elevations ranging between 1000 m to 1500 m, where it may overlap with the Scaled Antpitta. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Tororoi de Dorso Llano.

Sub-species: Plain-backed Antpitta (Grallaria haplonota chaplinae) Robbins and Ridgely, 1986.

Meaning of Name: Grallaria: L. grallarius, grallae= one walking on stilts. haplonota: Gr haplos= simple or plain and notos= backed.

See more of the Family Grallariidae   peru aves

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.