Jocotoco antpitta

A hidden gem of forests, blending in with its surroundings and captivating with its elusive presence and melodious song

Patty McGann

A remarkable bird species dwelling in the cloud forests of Ecuador. This antpitta possesses a beautiful combination of dark brown and reddish-brown tones. This coloring helps the bird blend seamlessly with the forest floor, providing excellent camouflage from potential predators. It is a medium-sized bird with a round body and relatively short wings and tail. It is known for its shy and elusive behavior, often remaining hidden within the dense vegetation.

Despite its secretive nature, this antpitta stands out with its melodious and distinctive song, consisting of a series of clear whistles and trills. Its vocalizations echo through the cloud forest, adding a touch of enchantment to its natural habitat.


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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No