Chestnut crowned Antpitta
The Chestnut crowned Antpitta is a plump bird that is easily heard but rarely seen. It has a distinctive appearance with a bright rufous head, white throat, and streaked underparts. Both sexes look similar. It is found in the Andes from the subtropical to the temperate zones in forested areas, as well as in edges, thickets, second growth, and bamboo patches. The bird is less elusive than other antpittas and can sometimes be coaxed into the open by imitating its three-parted whistled song. You can spot them during our bird photography tours in the Chocó Andino in Ecuador.