French: Alapi du varillal German: Einfarb-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero del Allpahuayo
M. L. Isler et al., 2002,
Mishana, Loreto, Peru.
Local in NE Peru N of R Marañón (R Morona and R Nanay drainages).
14–15 cm; 22–24 g. Male is dark grey with black throat, wings and tail blackish-grey, wing-coverts tipped white; underwing-coverts grey; iris grey. Differs from... read more
Loudsong a rapidly delivered (too fast to count), decelerating series (e.g. 17 notes, 3·3... read more
Understorey of lowland evergreen forest of type known as “varillal”, a very dense and... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects, probably also spiders. Partners, individuals, or family groups forage mostly 0–1 m above ground, and apart from... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Not described until 2001. Barring its discovery elsewhere, this species would appear to occupy one of the most specialized habitats in the smallest geographical... read more
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