Jocotoco Antpitta

About the Jocotoco Antpitta

The Jocotoco Antpitta is a species of bird endemic to a very small range in South America, between Ecuador and Peru. The species is relatively new to science, having been discovered in 1997 and formally described in 1999.

The name Jocotoco is onomatopoetic, which means that a call that the bird makes sounds like it is saying "joco-toco". The Jocotoco Antpitta has a conservation status of Endangered. The most critical threat it faces is loss of habitat.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 24 November 2012
Scientific Name
Grallaria ridgelyi
  • Passeriformes
  • Grallariidae
  • Grallaria
  • G. ridgelyi
Conservation Status
Endangered (as of 5 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List


From IUCN Red List:
The Jocotoco Antpitta is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. Although the range of this species has been extended considerably recently, it is still only known from five locations, and much of the intervening habitat is likely to be unsuitable. It occurs at a very low density and has highly specific habitat requirements, so it probably has a very small population. Habitat loss is ongoing within its range so it is likely to be declining. For these reasons it is listed as Endangered.

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 若克蚁鸫
Czech (Cesky) pitule bělolící
Danish (Dansk) Jocotocomyrepitta
Dutch (Nederlands) Jocotocomierpitta
Finnish (Suomi) valkoposkiluura
French (Français) Grallaire de Ridgely
German (Deutsch) Zügelfleck-Ameisenpitta
Italian (Italiano) Pitta formichiera jocotoco
Norwegian (Norsk) Jocotocomaurpitta
Polish (Polski) kusaczka białolica
Spanish (Español) Tororoí Jocotoco
Swedish (Svenska) Jocotocomyrpitta
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