Ochre-fronted Antpitta Grallaricula ochraceifrons

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Grallariidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Guy M. Kirwan
  • © Carlos Calle

Listed by BirdLife International as Endangered, Ochre-fronted Antpitta is predominantly brown, with an ochraceous-buff forecrown and eye-ring (in males), and heavily black-streaked white underparts, with buff-tinged flanks. The species was discovered as recently as the mid 1970s, and still is known from just two localities on isolated ridges of the east Andes, in the departments of Amazonas and San Martín, in northern Peru south of the Marañón Valley. It inhabits the dense undergrowth of epiphyte-laden, humid cloud forests, and to date its altitudinal range is known to span just 600 m, between approximately 1900 and 2500 m. Until very recently, sightings in the field were virtually unknown, and Ochre-fronted Antpitta remains a shy and poorly known bird, with almost nothing having been published concerning its natural history.

Dawn song

© Andrew Spencer

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and G. M. Kirwan (2012). Ochre-fronted Antpitta (Grallaricula ochraceifrons), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.ocfant1.01