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Rufous-faced Antpitta Grallaria erythrotis

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The song of Rufous-faced Antpitta resembles that of Tawny Antpitta (Grallaria quitensis) and consists of a series of three, easily imitated whistles that may be pure or have a double-note quality. The last two notes generally are higher in pitch than the first, and may be alike or have the final note slightly higher in pitch. The song duration is short (1.2-1.4 s), generally given at 5-10 second intervals. It ranges in frequency, across the entire song, from 0.2 to 0.3 kHz.

For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio

The short call of Rufous-faced Antpitta, usually given every 3-4 seconds, is a single whistled krie produced at 2.2 kHz and descending to 1.8 kHz (Remsen et al. 1982, Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990, Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003).

For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Rufous-faced Antpitta can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None described.

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