Bicolored Antpitta Grallaria rufocinerea

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Grallariidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Harold F. Greeney
Sections

Distribution

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Bicolored Antpitta
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eBird range map for Bicolored Antpitta

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Bicolored Antpitta occurs from the Central Andes of Colombia from southern Antioquia to western Huila, western Putumayo, and the eastern slope of the Andes in northwest Sucumbíos, Ecuador. This antpitta was, until recently, thought to be endemic to Colombia (Stiles 1997, Renjifo et al. 2000, Rodner et al. 2000). Bicolored Antpitta now is known to occur in extreme northeastern Ecuador, where it first was recorded in 1999 (Nilsson et al. 2001, Ridgely and Greenfield 2001).

Bicolored Antpitta is found most commonly at 2200–3150 m (Ridgely and Tudor 2009), but locally down to around 1900 m (Stattersfield and Capper 2000, Parra-Hernandez et al. 2007).

Distribution outside the Americas

Confined to the Americas.

Habitat

Bicolored Antpitta inhabits the floor and lower understory of dense, humid montane cloudforest up to treeline (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990, Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003). It is found most commonly at 2200–3150 m (Ridgely and Tudor 2009), but locally down to around 1900 m (Stattersfield and Capper 2000, Parra-Hernandez et al. 2007). While predominantly associated with mature habitat, this species appears reasonably tolerant of disturbance and smaller numbers are found in second growth and forest edges (Ridgely and Tudor 1994, Restall et al. 2006).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Greeney, H. F. (2014). Bicolored Antpitta (Grallaria rufocinerea), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.bicant3.01