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Hylopezus berlepschi

Amazonian Antpitta

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Grallariidae


Hylopezus berlepschi

Amazonia Lodge, Madre de Dios, Peru; 15 October 2010 © Daniel Lane

The Amazonian Antpitta is widely distributed over southern Amazonia, from the mouth of the Amazon River in Brazil to eastern Peru and northern Bolivia, and it inhabits the dense undergrowth of terra firme forest below approximately 700 m. Above and over the head, the plumage is medium brown, whereas the underparts are white with dark streaking over the breast and flanks, becoming warm buff over the posterior flanks. As with any other antpitta, the Amazonian Antpitta is far more frequently heard than seen, and the species’ territorial song is a series of up to four cuock notes given at regular intervals, and sometimes uttered for long periods. Despite that the species is locally common, to date almost nothing has been published concerning its behavior and ecology.

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Recommended Citation

. 2010. Amazonian Antpitta (Hylopezus berlepschi), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map provided by Robert S. Ridgely.

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