French: Grisin du Manu German: Manuameisenfänger Spanish: Hormiguero del Manu
Fitzpatrick and Willard
Shintuya, Madre de Dios, Peru
Locally in S Amazonian Brazil (Acre, SW Amazonas, N Mato Grosso, S Pará), SE Peru (Madre de Dios and adjacent S Ucayali and E Cuzco) and NW Bolivia (Pando, La Paz).
14–15·5 cm; 16–20 g (female weighs less). Male is blackish, slightly greyer on flanks; outer scapulars edged white, interscapular patch and hidden patch... read more
Male loudsong a short buzzy note alternated with longer downslurred note, monotonously at... read more
Mid-storey of extensive stands of Guadua bamboo in evergreen lowland and foothill forests... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects, including lepidopteran larvae and orthopterans; probably also on spiders. Closely associated partners, individuals, or... read more
Little known. Nest found in Sept in Peru (Madre de Dios), and male carrying food to possible nest or young in Dec in Brazil (Acre). Single... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Appears to be fairly common throughout its range, although patchily distributed. In one study area in SE Peru, density recorded in upland bamboo was... read more
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