Great Antpitta (Grallaria excelsa) - HBW 8, p. 713
French: Grande Grallaire
Spanish: Tororoí Excelso
Taxonomy: Grallaria excelsa Berlepsch, 1893, Montaña Aricagua, Andes of Mérida, Venezuela.
Forms a superspecies with G. gigantea. Possibly conspecific, or, alternatively, race lehmanni of latter should perhaps be placed with present species; further study required. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- excelsa Berlepsch, 1893 - Perijá Mts in W Venezuela, possibly extending into adjacent Colombia, also Andes from Lara S to Táchira.
- phelpsi Gilliard, 1939 - coastal mountains of Venezuela in Aragua (Colonia Tovar).
- Vulnerable Enlarge map
An individual singing and looking down Locality El Blanquito Lagoon, Yacambú National Park, Lara State, Venezuela (ssp phelpsi)
DAVID ASCANIO 31 May 2003 8 years ago 52 sec 3.5
A bird singing, seen from below Locality El Blanquito Lagoon, Yacambú National Park, Lara State, Venezuela (ssp phelpsi)
DAVID ASCANIO 31 May 2003 8 years ago 29 sec 3.4
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