IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

Grallaria excelsa occurs in the mountains of north Venezuela: in the Andes of Sierra de Perij (north-west Zulia and possibly adjacent Colombia) and the Cordillera de Mrida (from east Tchira, through Mrida, to south-east Trujillo and south-east Lara), as well as the Cordillera de la Costa (Aragua) (Meyer de Schauensee and Phelps 1978, Ridgely and Tudor 1994). Though until recently virtually unknown in life (with some older records referring to misidentified Undulated Antpitta G. squamigera and Plain-backed Antpitta G. haplonota [C.J.Sharpe in litt. 1997, Sharpe and Ascanio 2008]), it is now recorded with some regularity in at least one site in Yacamb National Park. However, it is likely to be rare and localised throughout its range. There are apparently no recent records of the distinctive Coastal Cordillera subspecies phelpsi.


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