White-browed Antpitta Hylopezus ochroleucus

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


  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the White-browed Antpitta
eBird range map for White-browed Antpitta

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution outside the Americas

Confined to the Americas.


White-browed Antpitta occurs at elevations of 400-1000 m (Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003, Ridgely and Greenfield 2009). Like other species of Hylopezus, White-browed Antpitta inhabits the lower growth of forest within its range, seeming to prefer areas of dense tangles (van Perlo 2009). It is most common in lush, semi-deciduous woodland but may also be found in fully deciduous habitats (Olmos 1993). In the northern part of its range it is most common in semihumid pockets of woodland on isolated mountains, but in other areas of its range may be found, seemingly to a lesser degree, in somewhat disturbed forests (Narosky and Yzurieta 1989, Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003, Ridgely and Tudor 2009). It appears, however, that White-browed Antpitta disappears completely from smaller forest fragments (Giraudo et al. 2008).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Greeney, H. F. (2014). White-browed Antpitta (Hylopezus ochroleucus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whbant7.01