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Myrmothera campanisona

Thrush-like Antpitta

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Grallariidae


Myrmothera campanisona

Napo Wildlife Center, Orellana, Ecuador; 9 November 2011 © Dušan Brinkhuizen /

Five subspecies of the widely distributed, and generally fairly common, Thrush-like Antpitta are generally recognized, but at least one of these is probably meritorious of being elevated to species level, principally based on distinct vocal differences. Morphological differences between the different taxa are generally not well marked; the species’ basic plumage is brown above with much paler underparts, which are lightly streaked, and a pale mark behind the eye. The Thrush-like Antpitta prefers areas of dense undergrowth within humid terra firme forest, e.g., around treefalls, and it occurs to approximately 1200 m, although over most of its range the species is found at lower elevations. The nest is a shallow cup placed just above the ground, and the clutch is apparently two eggs.

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Recommended Citation

. 2010. Thrush-like Antpitta (Myrmothera campanisona), 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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