Gray-naped Antpitta Grallaria griseonucha

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Grallariidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Harold F. Greeney
  • © Guy Tudor

Gray-naped Antpitta is endemic to the Andes of Venezuela, where it is a shy and poorly known bird of dense forest undergrowth, especially where there is bamboo. Despite its small range, two subspecies are recognized, but the differences between them are subtle. Gray-naped Antpitta has a dark brown crown and upperparts, broken by a gray eyeline and nape patch, while the rest of its plumage is deep rufous chestnut. It is a small- to mid-sized Grallaria, and it appears to replace Chestnut-crowned Antpitta (Grallaria ruficapilla) at higher elevations (above 2300 m). Gray-naped Antpitta is very poorly studied, with almost nothing known about its habitat preferences, diet, or reproduction.


© Paul A. Schwartz

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

Recommended Citation

Greeney, H. F. (2014). Gray-naped Antpitta (Grallaria griseonucha), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.