Being mainly terrestrial, the Santa Marta antpitta is usually seen hopping along the ground, occasionally perching on lower branches. It is seemingly less shy than other antpittas, sometimes feeding in clearings, open spaces and along the edge of roads and tracks, especially in early morning (2) (4).
Very little is known about this particular species’ diet; however, antpittas typically feed on various small insects and larvae (2).
Information on the Santa Marta antpitta’s breeding biology is similarly scant. However, females with juveniles have been seen in July (2).