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Grallaria carrikeri

Pale-billed Antpitta

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Grallariidae
  • Monotypic

Authors: Schulenberg, Thomas S., and Guy M. Kirwan

Priorities for Future Research

The Pale-billed Antpitta is has a restricted distribution, much of which is not accessible by road. Also, as is typical of Grallaria antpittas, it occupies dense habitats and is very difficult to observe. Consequently, most aspects of its natural history are very poorly known. Although one nest has been reported, there still is little information about its reproductive biology, and the diet also is very poorly known. There also is no information on factors such as territory or home range size, population density, age at first breeding, life span and survivorship, dispersal, population regulation, molts, and sexual behavior.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, Thomas S., and Guy M. Kirwan. 2012. Pale-billed Antpitta (Grallaria carrikeri), 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=404681