Chestnut-crowned Antpitta Grallaria ruficapilla

Colombian name: Tororoi Comprapán
Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, Rio Blanco, Caldas, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Rio Blanco, Caldas, Colombia
April 2012

The Chestnut-crowned Antpitta is distributed in the coastal mountains of Venezuela and the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador and northern Peru. It is found in forest borders, bamboo, secondary growth and elsewhere from about 1,200 to 3,600 metres.

Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, Rio Blanco, Caldas, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image It forages on the ground for spiders, caterpillars and insects.

Jeremy Minns recorded the song which consists of 3 notes with the middle note the lowest in pitch, the first note highest and weakest and the final note loudest and falling in pitch.

Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, Rio Blanco, Caldas, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image
Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, Rio Blanco, Caldas, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image
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