Category: Grallariidae

First report of the nest and young of the Variegated Antpitta

Variegated Antpitta (Grallaria varia) Science Article 1 abstract While conducting a study on microhabitat use by birds, I found a nest with two young of theVariegated Antpitta (Grulluria varia) 80 km north of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil (2’25’S,59’5O’W). I am unable to find any previously published description of the nest and youngof this species. The nest […]

Observations at a nest of Thrush-like Antpitta Myrmotheracampanisona in eastern Ecuador

Thrush-like Antpitta (Myrmothera campanisona) Science Article 1 abstract Thrush-like Antpitta Myrmothera campanisona is one of a species-pair in this genus belonging to the ground antbirds (Formicariidae). It is distributed from south-east Colombia, southern Venezuela and the Guianas to north-west Bolivia and Amazonian Brazil11. One race, signata, occurs in Ecuador10. Brief descriptions of nests from French […]

Rediscoveryo f Hylopezus( maculariusa) uricularis:D istinctiveS onga nd HabitatIndicate Species Rank

Spotted Antpitta (Hylopezus macularius) Science Article 1 abstract The first four specimens of Hylopezus macularius auricularis were collected in northern Bolivia in 1937 by Alfonso M. Olalla, who was leading an expedition undertaken by the RoyalN atural History Museum in Stockholm, Sweden. The taxon first was described asa new species (Gyldenstolpe 1941), but later was […]

Masked Antpitta (Hylopezus auricularis)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Grallariidae | [latin] Hylopezus auricularis | [UK] Masked Antpitta | [FR] Grallaire a oreillons | [DE] Rostflanken-Ameisenpitta | [ES] Chululu Boliviano | [NL] Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Forehead, crown and nape grey; rest of upperparts, including tail, olive brown. On the wings the feathers are orange-buff and black margined. An […]