White-browed Antpitta Hylopezus ochroleucus

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The song of White-browed Antpitta is delivered in two or three parts, the first ascending, the second with doubled notes, and the final portion sometimes with triple-parted notes (van Perlo 2009, Ridgely and Tudor 2009). The song is 3–4 sec in duration and includes a total of 12–14 notes beginning at ca 2.2 kHz and rising ca 2.6 kHz. The first four notes alternate low-high-low-high, with the initial two notes slightly quieter and the following two somewhat transitional. The last six to eight notes are evenly-paced, short, down-slurred whistles, ending in a fairly weak note (Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003). This song is trancribed as "whu-whú, whu- whú-whu-whu-wheú-wheú-wheú-wheú-wheú-wheú-wheú-wheú" by Ridgely and Tudor (2009), and as "piupiu-piupiu tetju tetju tetju tetjutu" by van Perlo (2009).

For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of White-browed Antpitta can be heard at Macaulay Library, at xeno-canto, and at Internet Bird Collection.

Nonvocal Sounds

None known.

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