French: Myrmidon des contreforts German: Westlicher Graubrust-Ameisenschlüpfer Spanish: Hormiguerito Submontano
Other common names:
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Sarayacu, Pastaza, Ecuador
Subspecies and Distribution
M. s. spodionota
P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1880 – E Andean slope from S Colombia (Cauca, Caquetá) S to N Peru (Amazonas N of R Marañón).
M. s. sororia
Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1894 – E slope in Peru S of R Marañón (San Martín S to Madre de Dios).
10·5–11 cm; 9–10·5 g. Male has crown and upperparts dark grey, tinged brown, rump dark reddish yellow-brown; wing-coverts blackish-brown, greater coverts tipped... read more
Loudsong a trill of abrupt, sibilant notes first ascending sharply and then gradually dropping in... read more
Understorey of foothill and montane evergreen forest, from 500 m (higher in some regions) to 1600 m.
Food and feeding
Feeds on variety of insects, probably also spiders; in Ecuador, observed to take small cockroaches (Blattidae), lepidopteran larvae, adult... read more
Almost nothing known. Family groups, and a food-begging juvenile with adults, recorded in late Mar in E Ecuador.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common throughout its range. Although it occurs only in a narrow elevational belt, this does include some protected areas, e.g.... read more
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