Rusty-breasted Antpitta (Grallaricula ferrugineipectus) - HBW 8, p. 730
French: Grallaire à poitrine rousse
Spanish: Ponchito Pechicastaño
Taxonomy: Grallaria ferrugineipectus P. L. Sclater, 1857, near Caracas, Venezuela.
Vocally distinctive race leymebambae may be a separate species; Bolivian birds slightly darker, but differences probably clinal. Full species status has also been proposed for rara, mainly on basis of plumage differences; birds from Norte de Santander, in Colombia, tentatively placed with latter race, but racial affiliation uncertain. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- ferrugineipectus (P. L. Sclater, 1857) - N Colombia (Santa Marta Mts) and N & W Venezuela (coastal mountains, and Andes from S Lara S to C Mérida).
- rara Hellmayr & Madarász, 1914 - Perijá Mts, and E Andes of Colombia on W slope (in Cundinamarca) and, probably this race, on E slope (in Norte de Santander).
- leymebambae Carriker, 1933 - Pacific slope in NW Peru (Piura) and from S Amazonas (S & E of R Marañón) S to W Bolivia (La Paz).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird perched in undergrowth, then calling. Locality Minca, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena Department, Colombia (ssp ferrugineipectus)
Keith Blomerley 14 November 2012 25 weeks ago 32 sec 4.3
singing from undergrowth Locality El Dorado Reserve, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena Department, Colombia (ssp ferrugineipectus)
Martin Kennewell 19 May 2012 52 weeks ago 21 sec 3
Perched in the understory.
Locality Pululahua, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp leymebambae)
Nick Athanas 1 June 2013 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 3.9
One of a very tape responsive pair
Locality Tabacal Lagoon, La Vega, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia (ssp rara)
nvoaden 1 January 2010 1 year ago 3.5
A foraging bird perched, and part-concealed by foliage.
Locality Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela (ssp ferrugineipectus)
philgunson 25 November 2008 4 years ago 3.2