Yellow-breasted Antpitta Grallaria flavotincta

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


Distribution of the Yellow-breasted Antpitta
eBird range map for Yellow-breasted Antpitta

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

Distribution outside the Americas

Confined to the Americas.


Yellow-breasted Antpittas prefer the shady understory of humid montane forests, especially on steep slopes and along riparian areas. Less frequently they are found along forest edges, and appear to be relatively intolerant of habitat disturbance (O’Dea and Whittaker 2007). Krabbe and Schulenberg (2003), however, note that they sometimes can be found in patches of Chusquea bamboo. Within its relatively narrow range, Yellow-breasted Antpitta is found from 1200-2350 m (Hilty and Brown 1986, Stiles 1997, Ridgely and Greenfield 2001, Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003), but in northwestern Ecuador seems more restricted to 1600-2300 m.

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

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.