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Jocotoco Antpitta Grallaria ridgelyi

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Grallariidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Harold F. Greeney

Diet and Foraging


Jocotoco Antpittas are well-known visitors to the worm-feeding stations at the type locality (Woods et al. 2011), where they feed predominantly on earthworms and other invertebrates. Very little, however, is known of the natural diet of these large antpittas. The stomach contents of the five individuals from the type series contained earthworms, beetles, ants, millipedes, and "larvae" (Krabbe et al. 1999).

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Greeney, H. F. (2013). Jocotoco Antpitta (Grallaria ridgelyi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.