Ground-antbirds (Formicariidae)

Chestnut-naped Antpitta (Grallaria nuchalis) - HBW 8, p. 725

French: Grallaire à nuque rousse German: Rostnacken-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí Nuquicastaño
Other common names: Russet-capped Antpitta (ruficeps)

Taxonomy: Grallaria nuchalis P. L. Sclater, 1860, Río Napo, Ecuador.
Possibly a sister-species of G. carrikeri; related also to G. ridgelyi. Vocal differences of race obsoleta suggest that it may be a separate species. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • ruficeps P. L. Sclater, 1874 - Colombia in C Andes and on W slope of E Andes in Cundinamarca.
  • obsoleta Chubb, 1916 - W Ecuador.
  • nuchalis P. L. Sclater, 1860 - E Ecuador and adjacent N Peru.