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Rufous-faced Antpitta Grallaria erythrotis

Harold F. Greeney
Version: 1.0 — Published August 30, 2013


Distribution in the Americas

Rufous-faced Antpitta is endemic to Bolivia, confined to the Upper Yungas Endemic Bird Area in the departments of La Paz, Cochabamba, and Santa Cruz (Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003). Overall, Rufous-faced Antpitta occurs at elevations from 2000 to 3300 meters (Remsen 1985, Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990, Ridgely and Tudor 1994, Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003, Macleod et al. 2005).

Distribution outside the Americas

Confined to the Americas.


Like many of other species of Grallaria, Rufous-faced Antpitta pnly infrequently is found inside mature forest, and instead prefers forest edges, road cuts, and other areas of second growth. Indeed, the one reference I found to an individual inside "deep forest" was found inside a Chusquea sp. bamboo thicket (Remsen et al. 1982). Current evidence suggest that Rufous-faced Antpitta prefers areas of habitat disturbance, either natural (i.e., bamboo), or man-made.

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Distribution of the Rufous-faced Antpitta - Range Map
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Rufous-faced Antpitta

Recommended Citation

Greeney, H. F. (2013). Rufous-faced Antpitta (Grallaria erythrotis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.rufant2.01