Thrush like Antpitta (Myrmothera campanisona)

Thrush-like Antpitta

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Formicariidae | [latin] Myrmothera campanisona | [UK] Thrush-like Antpitta | [FR] Grallaire grand-beffroi | [DE] Strichelbrust-Ameisenpitta | [ES] Tororoi Campanero | [IT] Pitta formichiera tordina | [NL] Lijstermierpitta


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Myrmothera campanisona SA Amazonia
Myrmothera campanisona campanisona
Myrmothera campanisona dissors
Myrmothera campanisona minor
Myrmothera campanisona modesta
Myrmothera campanisona signata
Myrmothera campanisona subcanescens

Physical charateristics

Upperparts, wings and tail reddish brown, Underparts white. Breast broadly streaked with greyish brown, flanks grey. has a very short tail and the sexes are alike.

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It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests where this bird inhabits terra firme rain forests or varzeas, preferring densely vegetated areas.


Nest is a small shallow cup built of tiny twigs and placed just above ground on a root or big leaf. Clutch size is 2 eggs.

Feeding habits

It lives alone or in pairs, on or near the ground where it forages for insects like beetles, ants and grasshoppers. Hops along the ground and sometimes perches, but always low above ground.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 4,600,000 km

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