Ground-antbirds (Formicariidae)

Watkins's Antpitta (Grallaria watkinsi) - HBW 8, p. 726

French: Grallaire de Watkins German: Buschlandameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí Matorralero
Other common names: Scrub Antpitta

Taxonomy: Grallaria watkinsi Chapman, 1919, Milagros, 2200 feet [c. 670 m], Loja, Ecuador.
Was for many years treated as a race of G. ruficapilla, but differs markedly in voice, plumage, bare-part colours and habitat; in addition, no intermediate specimens or songs are known from area of range overlap in SW Ecuador. Exact location of type locality uncertain; originally said to be in Piura (Peru) but subsequently considered more likely to be located in Ecuador. Monotypic.

Distribution: Coastal mountains of W & SW Ecuador (SW Manabí and W Guayas, and El Oro and Loja) and immediately adjacent NW Peru (Tumbes, presumably also Piura).