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 49 weeks ago 32 sec 4.7
side view, twists a little, flies Locality Abra Barro Negro, Amazonas Department, Peru (ssp laymebambae)
Martin Kennewell 30 October 2012 13 weeks ago 13 sec 4.3
After playback Locality San Antonio de Los Altos, Miranda State, Venezuela (ssp ferrugineipectus)
Jhonathan Miranda 14 July 2013 20 weeks ago 31 sec 3.4
singing from undergrowth Locality El Dorado Reserve, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena Department, Colombia (ssp ferrugineipectus)
Martin Kennewell 19 May 2012 1 year ago 21 sec 3
Perched in the understory.
Locality Pululahua, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp leymebambae)
Nick Athanas 1 June 2013 26 weeks ago 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
Loudsong. Locality Yacambú National Park, Lara State, Venezuela
Nacho Areta 13 June 2006 4 years ago 3
A bird singing Locality Minca, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena Department, Colombia
Keith Blomerley 14 November 2012 20 weeks ago 0
A bird calling. Locality Minca, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena Department, Colombia
herve jacob 25 January 2013 37 weeks ago 0