Neotropical Birds
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White-throated Antpitta Grallaria albigula

Thomas S. Schulenberg and Guy M. Kirwan
Version: 1.0 — Published March 23, 2012


Distribution in the Americas

White-throated Antpitta is resident along the east slope of the Andes of southern Peru (north at least to the Cosnipata valley; Walker et al. 2006) in Cuzco and in Puno,Distribution in Peru of Grallaria albigula. Solid circles: specimen records; open circles; sight records; dotted line: 1000 m contour (Schulenberg et al. 2006) in the Andes of Bolivia from La Paz south to Chuquisaca and Tarija (Bond and Meyer de Schauensee 1942, Parker and Rowlett 1984, Fjeldså and Mayer 1996, Hennessey et al. 2003), and in northwestern Argentina in Jujuy and Salta (Olrog and Contino 1970).

The elevational range of White-throated Antpitta is from 900-2100 m (Hennessey et al. 2003, Walker et al. 2006).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


White-throated Antpitta occupies the understory of humid montane forest (Parker and Rowlett 1984, Parker et al. 1996, Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003). In Peru occurs in tall humid forest (Schulenberg, personal observation), but at some sites in Bolivia prefers "shrubby areas and bamboo", not tall forest (Fjeldså and Mayer 1996). In Argentina it also occurs in humid temperate forest dominated by Juglans and Cedrela, with many shrubs in the understory (Olrog and Contino 1970), and in semi-deciduous forest and alder woodland (Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Distribution of the White-throated Antpitta - Range Map
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the White-throated Antpitta

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and G. M. Kirwan (2012). White-throated Antpitta (Grallaria albigula), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whtant2.01
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