French: Alapi lugubre German: Várzeaameisenschnäpper Spanish: Hormiguero lúgubre
no locality = probably Pará (Belém?), Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
M. l. berlepschi
(Hellmayr, 1910) – E Ecuador (extreme E Orellana), NE Peru (Loreto) and extreme W Amazonian Brazil (R Solimões E to Tonantins).
M. l. stictopterus
Todd, 1927 – C Amazonian Brazil (lower R Branco#R, lower R Negro and nearby R Solimões).
M. l. femininus
(Hellmayr, 1910) – lower R Madeira, in SC Amazonian Brazil.
M. l. lugubris
(Cabanis, 1847) – R Amazon, from R Madeira E to Baía do Guajará (CE Amazonas, NC Pará).
12–13 cm; 20–23 g. Male nominate race has forehead whitish-grey, crown and upperparts bluish-grey, wings and distal tail somewhat darker, greater and median wing-... read more
Male loudsong a long series (e.g. 22 notes, 4·8 seconds) of sharp whistles, descending in... read more
Understorey of lowland evergreen river-edge forest, primarily on river islands, locally on “... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects and spiders. Closely associated partners, individuals, or family groups forage mostly 0–1 m above ground, rarely to... read more
In seasonally flooded habitat apparently breeds when water levels low. Nest found on island in Anavilhanas Archipelago, on R Negro (Brazil... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Fairly common throughout most of its linear and somewhat fragmented range. However, based on a model of future deforestation in the Amazon basin, this species is... read more
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