Rusty-tinged Antpitta (Grallaria przewalskii)

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Alto Nieva, S. Martin

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Los Chilcos, Amazonas

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Los Chilcos, Amazonas

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Alto Nieva, S. Martin


Identification & Behavior: ~16.5 cm (6.5 in). The Rusty-tinged Antpitta has a brown back, dusky cap, and rufous sides of the neck and head. The throat rest of the underparts are white with blotches of rusty on the breast and flanks.  It forages on the forest floor of montane forests. The similar Tawny Antpitta ranges at higher elevations. It is also similar to the Red and White Antpitta and White-bellied Antpitta, but the range of these two antpittas are not known to overlap.

Status: Endemic. The Rusty-tinged Antpitta is fairly common in its restricted range at elevations of 1700 – 2750 m.

Name in Spanish: Tororoi Rojizo.

Sub-species: Rusty-tinged Antpitta (Grallaria przewalskii) Taczanowski, 1882.

Meaning of Name: Grallaria: L. grallarius, grallae= one walking on stilts. przewalskii: After general Nikolai Mikhailovitch Przhevalsky Russian explorer and naturalist in central Asia.

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.