Chestnut-naped Antpitta

Grallaria nuchalis

Bird of the month - August

The Chestnut-naped Antpitta is a typical ground-dwelling Grallaria, lives in humid montane forest

Its geographical range extends from north-central Colombia to northernmost Peru. The Chestnut-naped Antpitta is presumably a fairly strict insectivore. Three species of the Chestnut-naped Antpitta are recognized and these differ principally in their crown colour and the intensity of the saturation to the underparts, although there are also some differences in their vocalizations. The basic plumage pattern, common to all three, is of gray underparts with a darker face, and rufous-brown upperparts, usually brightest and most rufescent over the crown and nape.

Bird of the month - August

This Antpitta may be one of the most difficult birds to see, but thanks to Doña Lucía, the Antpitta’s mom, who during the years has feed them and now they follow her as hens we can see them on every birding trip in Jardín.

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Xeno-canto by Iván Lau