Amazonian Antpitta

Hylopezus berlepschi

The Amazonian Antpitta is a member of the Grallariidae family that can be found in lowland secondary rainforest. It has a typical antpitta shape with long legs, a plump body, and almost no tail. Its colors include light brown on the upper body, white with diffuse brown streaking on the lower body, and a tawny wash on the face and breast. It is lighter and more orangey than the Thrush-like Antpitta, which prefers more mature forest habitat, and lacks a strong facial pattern seen in other lowland antpittas. Although secretive and difficult to see, its song is a series of 3-5 loud “coop” notes. You can spot it on trips to the Manu National Park.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo