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The chestnut-crowned antpitta (Grallaria ruficapilla) is one of the better known members of the Grallariidae - it is one of the most easily seen of an extremely wary and notoriously shy family of birds. Although shy and secretive like most other antpittas, the Chestnut-crowned is more likely than most to hop on the ground in the open – especially at hedge of clearings. It has a broad altitudinal range, from 1200 to 3600 m, and is found in all manner of forest types. It is resident in montane areas from the coastal mountains of northeastern Venezuela, southward through all three Andean ranges in Colombia, through Ecuador, and extending as far south as Cajamarca.
Chestnut crowned antpittaChestnut crowned antpitta