Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Grallariidae (Antpittas)  
Genus: Grallaricula (5 species, 9 worldwide)

Genus Grallaricula are a genus of small antpittas, short-tailed insect-eating birds, that may come to the ground like Grallaria antpittas, but often stay above the ground.


Hooded Antpitta
Hooded Antpitta (Grallaricula cucullata cucullata) Vulnerable
OtĂșn Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia  
   

Very rare and not well known.

Rusty-breasted Antpitta
Rusty-breasted Antpitta (Grallaricula ferrugineipectus)
Laguna Tabacal, La Vega, Colombia  
   

Ochre-breasted Antpitta
Ochre-breasted Antpitta (Grallaricula flavirostris flavirostris) Male Near Threatened
Wildsumaco Lodge, Sumaco, Ecuador  
   

A small arboreal antpitta, as are all grallaricula. The male has an ochre breast.

View image by Daniel Uribe - Birding Tours Colombia on BirdPhotos.com
Crescent-faced Antpitta (Grallaricula lineifrons) Near Threatened
   


A small antpitta that is rare and local in sub-paramo habitat.

Slaty-crowned Antpitta
Slaty-crowned Antpitta (Grallaricula nana nana)
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  
   

A sparrow-sized Antpitta in grallaricula, the genus of antpittas that sometimes leaves the ground.


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