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Grallaria dignissima

Ochre-striped Antpitta

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Grallariidae
  • Monotypic

Authors: Greeney, Harold F

Ochre-striped Antpitta is one of only two truly lowland species of Grallaria antpittas; it inhabits low lying swampy areas and stream banks in terra firme forest of the western Amazon, in eastern Ecuador, northeastern Peru, and extreme southern Colombia. Ochre-striped Antpitta is replaced by the even rarer and less often seen Elusive Antpitta (Grallaria eludens) south of the Amazon River in southeastern Peru and adjacent western Brazil. Ochre-striped Antpitta is a particularly long legged and short tailed Grallaria, and is characterized by a rufous throat and breast, and a very distinctive black-on-white streaking on the lower belly and flanks. It is most frequently detected by its far carrying, low, mournful two note song. Ochre-striped Antpitta is sympatric with Thrush-like Antpitta (Myrmothera campanisona) in most or all of its range, but Thrush-like Antpitta s much smaller, lacks any rufous on the breast, and has a very different voice.

Recommended Citation

Greeney, Harold F. 2013. Ochre-striped Antpitta (Grallaria dignissima), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=402921

This map provided by Robert S. Ridgely.

  • Migration/Movement:Resident (nonmigratory)
  • Primary Habitat:Tropical lowland evergreen forest
  • Foraging Strata:Terrestrial
  • Foraging Behavior:Glean
  • Diet:Terrestrial invertebrates
  • Sociality:Solitary
  • Mating System:---
  • Nest Form:Undescribed
  • Clutch: -
  • IUCN Status:Least Concern