Archive for 'Grallariidae'

Ochre-breasted Antpitta (Grallaricula flavirostris)

Ochre-breasted Antpitta (Grallaricula flavirostris)

At 10cm (4in) this is one of the smaller species of antpittas. It’s song is very simple in comparison to many of the other species, with just a single note. It sounds like this: Elevation: 2039 meters “] Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 700mm ISO: 1400 Shutter speed: 1/320 s

Chestnut-crowned antpitta (Grallaria ruficapilla)

Chestnut-crowned Antpitta (Grallaria ruficapilla)

The secretive antpittas are heard for the most part and seen only when you patiently and carefully hone in on their location. Even then it will often be their incredibly beautiful and far reaching song that you will carry with you in your heart. Some extremely patient individuals have over time gained the trust of […]

Rufous Antpitta (Grallaria rufula)

Rufous Antpitta (Grallaria rufula)

Many of the antpitta species have incredible vocal abilities, and the rufous antpitta is one of those. They live in dense forests where the reach of sound is severely limited by the dense vegetation. Thus is must deliver sound waves reaching far and wide. Yet, as with many species, it also have tender, mellow and […]