IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

Grallaria milleri occurs in the Volcn Ruz-Tolima massif of the Central Andes, Colombia, (Caldas, Risaralda, Quindo and Tolima). Ten specimens were collected in Caldas and Quindo between 1911 and 1942. It was next recorded in May 1994, in Ucumar Regional Park, Risaralda (Kattan and Beltrn 1997). Surveys carried out in 1994-1997 caught and banded 11 birds, and estimated that 106 individuals were present in a 0.63 km2 area (Kattan and Beltrn 1997, Kattan and Beltrn 1999). Further observations have been made on the south-east slope of Volcn Tolima in the ro Toche valley during 1998-2000, where it is considered uncommon and local (Lpez-Lans et al. 2000,B.Lpez-Lans in litt. 2000, P.G.W.Salaman in litt. 1999, 2000, Renjifo et al. 2002). In 1999 and 2000, it was also found in the ro Blanco catchment (Caldas) and near Roncesvalles (Tolima) (Renjifo et al. 2002). A misidentified Grallaria specimen taken at Santa Elena, 8km east of Medelln, Antioquia in 1878 has provisionally been described as a new subspecies, G. m. gilesi (Salaman et al. 2009). Its type locality is 140 km north of the nearest occurrence of G. m. milleri and no longer appears to have habitat to support a population (Salaman et al. 2009). Recent surveys suggest the subspecies is likely to be extinct (P. G. W. Salaman in litt. 2011).


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