Thrush-like Antpitta (Myrmothera campanisona)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Near Manaus, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Los Amigos, Madre de Dios

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pucallpa, Ucayali

Identification & Behavior: ~14.5 cm (6 in). The Thrush-like Antpitta has brown-olive head and the rest of the upperparts.  It has a pale eye ring with a post-ocular crescent. The throat is whitish. The breast is dusky or dusky-brown with pale streaks that may show an arrow-scaly effect. It is similar to the Amazonian Antpitta, but distinguished by the lack of rusty on the face, breast, and flanks.

Status: The Thrush-like Antpitta is widespread in Amazonia where is uncommon to rare. It is known to range up to 1000 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Tororoi Campanero.

Sub-species: Thrush-like Antpitta (Myrmothera campanisona signata) J. T. Zimmer, 1934. E Ecuador and NE Peru N of Amazon River.
(Myrmothera campanisona minor), Taczanowski 1882. E Peru (S of Amazon River), adjacent W Brazil, and extreme NW Bolivia.

Meaning of Name: Myrmothera: Gr. murmus= ant and thëras or thëraö= hunter, hunt. campanisona: L. canpana= a bell and sonus= sounding. Sounding like a bell.

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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.