|(Photo from Internet Bird Collection)|
rusty-breasted antpitta (en); tovaca-de-peito-castanho (pt); grallaire à poitrine rousse (fr); ponchito pechicastaño (es); rostbrust-ameisenpitta (de)
This species is discontinuously along the Andes, from western Venezuela to central Colombia and from northern Peru to northern Bolivia.
These birds weigh around 17 g.
The rusty-breasted antpitta is found in moist, mountain tropical forests, at altitudes of 600-3.350 m.
They feed on various terrestrial invertebrates.
The nest of the rusty-breasted antpitta nests in a small cup made of twigs and leaf rachises, placed on a small branch. There the female lays 2 light green eggs with dark markings, which are incubated for 16-17 day, possibly by both sexes. The chicks fledge 14-16 days after hatching.
IUCN status - LC (Least Concern)
This species has a relatively large breeding range and is described as fairly common. The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.