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Thrush-like Antpitta Myrmothera campanisona

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Grallariidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Greeney, Harold F.
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The widely distributed, and generally fairly common, Thrush-like Antpitta currently includes six subspecies, but at least one of these probably merits being elevated to species level, principally based on distinct vocal differences. Morphological differences between the different taxa are poorly defined. The plumage of Thrush-like Antpitta is brown above with lightly streaked, paler underparts, and a pale mark behind the eye. This species prefers areas of dense undergrowth within lowland terra firme forest, but is also found as high 1200 m in hilly, foothill forests. Like most antpittas, its general natural history is poorly known, but Thrush-like Antpitta is thought to subsist primarily on invertebrates captured on the forest floor. The nest is a broad, shallow cup, comprised predominantly of sticks and leaves, and placed just above the ground. The clutch, so far as is known, consists of two subelliptical, brown spotted, blue green eggs.

Song (Thrush-like)

© Davis W Finch

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

Recommended Citation

Greeney, Harold F. 2017. Thrush-like Antpitta (Myrmothera campanisona), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.thlant1.01