Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Grallariidae (Antpittas)  
Genus: Grallaria (19 species, 32 worldwide)

Genus Grallaria are antpittas, short-tailed insect-eating tropical birds that stand upright and hop along forest floor, almost never flying and rarely perching on branches. Sizes range from about 16 cm. to about 24 cm.


Moustached Antpitta
Moustached Antpitta (Grallaria alleni andaquiensis) Vulnerable
Paz de las Aves, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Santa Marta Antpitta
Santa Marta Antpitta (Grallaria bangsi) Vulnerable ENDEMIC
ProAves El Dorado Reserve, Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Magdalena, Colombia
  Found at midlevels (1500-2400 meters).
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Ochre-striped Antpitta
Ochre-striped Antpitta (Grallaria dignissima)
Yasuní Research Station, Orellana, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.


Great Antpitta
Great Antpitta (Grallaria excelsa excelsa) Vulnerable
west, Venezuela  
   
Photograph by David Ascanio - www.abtbirds.com   © All Rights Reserved.


Yellow-breasted Antpitta
Yellow-breasted Antpitta (Grallaria flavotincta)
Paz de las Aves, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Giant Antpitta
Giant Antpitta (Grallaria gigantea) Vulnerable
Tandayapa Lodge, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Scaled Antpitta
Scaled Antpitta (Grallaria guatimalensis chocoensis)
Farallones National Park, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A large antpitta that sometimes goes into the canopy. Most closely related to the [Moustached Antpitta].

Plain-backed Antpitta
Plain-backed Antpitta (Grallaria haplonota chaplinae)
Wildsumaco Lodge, Sumaco, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


White-bellied Antpitta
White-bellied Antpitta (Grallaria hypoleuca castanea)
San Isidro Lodge, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Francesco Veronesi     Copyright and usage info


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Cundinamarca Antpitta (Grallaria kaestneri) Endangered ENDEMIC
   


Found in dense forest undergrowth at around 1800-2300m (HBW). Found on eastern Andean slope.

Brown-banded Antpitta
Brown-banded Antpitta (Grallaria milleri) Vulnerable ENDEMIC
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
  Named after weak brown band across chest. Found only around Nevado del Ruiz around 2500 meters.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Chestnut-naped Antpitta
Chestnut-naped Antpitta (Grallaria nuchalis ruficeps)
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Tawny Antpitta
Tawny Antpitta (Grallaria quitensis alticola)
Sumapaz National Park, Colombia
  The alticola race in the eastern Andean chain of Colombia is smaller, whiter and more streaked. It may deserve species status.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Tawny Antpitta
Tawny Antpitta (Grallaria quitensis quitensis)
Cajas National Park, Ecuador
  A large antpitta
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A large antpitta, and unlike most antpittas in that it is often found in the open, usually above 3500m, in the paramo above the treeline.
Additional photo.

Chestnut-crowned Antpitta
Chestnut-crowned Antpitta (Grallaria ruficapilla ruficapilla)
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Bicolored Antpitta
Bicolored Antpitta (Grallaria rufocinerea rufocinerea) Vulnerable
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
  A small antpitta.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Rufous Antpitta
Rufous Antpitta (Grallaria rufula rufula)
Hacienda de Bosque, Manizales, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Rufous Antpitta
Rufous Antpitta (Grallaria rufula)
Jardin, Colombia
  The newly described Western Andes race, part of a big split in the next taxonomy.
   
Photograph by Bruno Conjeaud   © All Rights Reserved.

A unicolored species with different vocalizations across its large range, and may be split in the future. Usually found over 3000m.

Undulated Antpitta
Undulated Antpitta (Grallaria squamigera squamigera)
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Urrao Antpitta
Urrao Antpitta (Grallaria urraoensis) ENDEMIC
ProAves Dusky Starfrontlet Reserve, Urrao, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Recently discovered, and only found in the forests below the paramo of Urrao.

Variegated Antpitta
Variegated Antpitta (Grallaria varia)
Parque Estadual da Serra da Cantareira, Sao Paulo-SP, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Dario Sanches     Copyright and usage info



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