Tachira Antpitta Grallaria chthonia

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Grallariidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Harold F. Greeney and Guy M. Kirwan

Priorities for Future Research

The priorities for research on Tachira Antpitta obviously begin with its rediscovery; searches should be made not only in the vicinity of the type locality in western Venezuela, but also in adjacent Colombia. After that, any and all information is crucial. There are currently not data on any aspect of its biology, including its vocalizations, population density, distribution, and tolerance for habitat disturbance or fragmentation. The taxonomic status of Tachira Antpitta - species, or subspecies of Scaled Antpitta (Grallaria guatimalensis) - also awaits resolution.

Recommended Citation

Greeney, H. F. and G. M. Kirwan (2014). Tachira Antpitta (Grallaria chthonia), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.tacant1.01