French: Conophage du Pérou German: Graurücken-Mückenfresser Spanish: Jejenero peruano
Pebas, left bank of Río Marañón, Loreto, Peru
E Ecuador (W & S of R Napo) and Amazonian Peru E to W Brazil (E to E bank of middle and upper R Purus) and S to N Bolivia (NW La Paz).
11·3–12·5 cm; 23–26 g. Male has dark brown crown, white postocular tuft, grey side of head; upperparts mostly brown, wing-coverts with distinct pale... read more
Song a string of abrupt, hollow, rather frog-like, weakly disyllabic notes sounding roughly like... read more
Interior of tall terra firme forest, often around light gaps, old treefalls and other... read more
Food and feeding
Small arthropods. Forages on or near the ground, taking prey from foliage and leaf litter by means of short reaches and gleans.
Little known. A nest in Ecuador held two nestlings in mid-Aug; a shallow cup surrounded by leaves and twigs, looking like a mass of debris... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon. Seems to sing less frequently than other conopophagids, making it more difficult to detect. Present in Kapawi Ecological Reserve... read more
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