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Grallaria griseonucha

Gray-naped Antpitta

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Grallariidae
  • Polytypic 2 Subspecies

Authors: Greeney, Harold F

Gray-naped Antpitta is endemic to the Andes of Venezuela, where it is a shy and poorly known bird of dense forest undergrowth, especially where there is bamboo. Despite its small range, two subspecies are recognized, but the differences between them are subtle. Gray-naped Antpitta has a dark brown crown and upperparts, broken by a gray eyeline and nape patch, while the rest of its plumage is deep rufous chestnut. It is a small- to mid-sized Grallaria, and it appears to replace Chestnut-crowned Antpitta (Grallaria ruficapilla) at higher elevations (above 2300 m). Gray-naped Antpitta is very poorly studied, with almost nothing known about its habitat preferences, diet, or reproduction.

Recommended Citation

Greeney, Harold F. 2014. Gray-naped Antpitta (Grallaria griseonucha), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map provided by Robert S. Ridgely.

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