Black-crowned Antpitta Pittasoma michleri

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Conopophagidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Patrick O'Donnell


There is very little information about the reproduction of Black-crowned Antpitta. One nest encountered in Panama in April was a thin-walled, cup made of fine dark rootlets placed upon several dead leaves in the crown of a small, understory palm approximately one meter above the ground (Wetmore 1972). The nest had two, pinkish-buff eggs with purplish blotches and dense brown spots.

A fledgling also was observed following a female on July 12 in the Canal Zone of Panama (Karr 1971).

Recommended Citation

O'Donnell, P. (2014). Black-crowned Antpitta (Pittasoma michleri), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.