Ochre-striped Antpitta Grallaria dignissima

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Grallariidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Harold F. Greeney
  • © Lawrence B. McQueen

Ochre-striped Antpitta is one of only two truly lowland species of Grallaria antpittas; it inhabits low lying swampy areas and stream banks in terra firme forest of the western Amazon, in eastern Ecuador, northeastern Peru, and extreme southern Colombia. Ochre-striped Antpitta is replaced by the even rarer and less often seen Elusive Antpitta (Grallaria eludens) south of the Amazon River in southeastern Peru and adjacent western Brazil. Ochre-striped Antpitta is a particularly long legged and short tailed Grallaria, and is characterized by a rufous throat and breast, and a very distinctive black-on-white streaking on the lower belly and flanks. It is most frequently detected by its far carrying, low, mournful two note song. Ochre-striped Antpitta is sympatric with Thrush-like Antpitta (Myrmothera campanisona) in most or all of its range, but Thrush-like Antpitta s much smaller, lacks any rufous on the breast, and has a very different voice.


© Andrew Spencer

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

Recommended Citation

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