Yellow-breasted Antpitta Grallaria flavotincta

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


Conservation Status

Yellow-breasted Antpitta is considered of Least Concern by BirdLife International (2014). It is, however, a range-restricted species endemic to the Chocó region of northwestern South America. Due to its apparent intolerance of habitat disturbance, Krabbe and Schulenberg (2003) suggested that it may merit Near Threatened status. Yellow-breasted Antpitta was considered Endangered in Ecuador by Granizo et al. (2002), but its national status was revised to Vulnerable by Freile et al. (2010), who also suggested that its global status be changed to Near Threatened.

Effects of human activity on populations

No human effects on Yellow-breasted Antpitta have been specifically documented, but given this species apparent preference for intact forest, logging and other habitat-altering activities undoubtedly have an effect.

Recommended Citation

Greeney, H. F. (2014). Yellow-breasted Antpitta (Grallaria flavotincta), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.