Ground-antbirds (Formicariidae)

White-bellied Antpitta (Grallaria hypoleuca) - HBW 8, p. 721

French: Grallaire à ventre blanc German: Blassbauch-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí Ventriblanco
Other common names: Bay-backed Antpitta

Taxonomy: Grallaria hypoleuca P. L. Sclater, 1855, Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia.
Forms a superspecies with G. erythroleuca, G. capitalis, G. przewalskii and G. flavotincta, and in the past was commonly treated as conspecific with last-mentioned of those. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • hypoleuca P. L. Sclater, 1855 - Colombia in in C Andes (Antioquia) and on W slope of E Andes (from Santander S to Cundinamarca).
  • castanea Chapman, 1923 - S Colombia (S from head of Magdalena Valley) and E Ecuador S to N Peru.