Tawny Antpitta, Grallaria quitensis, antpitta, bird, colombia

Tawny Antpitta (Grallaria quitensis)

The antpittas are a group of neotropical birds that are notoriously difficult to see, let alone to photograph. However, one exception to this rule is the Tawny Antpitta (Grallaria quitensis)!

Unlike it’s skulking relatives, the Tawny Antpitta struts about in the open and even perches on the tops of small bushes to sing! I took this photo in Los Nivados national park, high in the central Cordillera of the Andes, near Manizales in Colombia.

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