French: Grisin spodioptile German: Rotrücken-Ameisenfänger Spanish: Tiluchí piojito
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Bartica Grove, Guyana
Subspecies and Distribution
E. s. signata
(J. T. Zimmer, 1932) – SE Colombia (Caquetá, Guainía), extreme NE Ecuador (Sucumbíos N of R Aguarico), NE Peru (Loreto N of R Napo) and NW Amazonian Brazil (upper R Negro region).
E. s. spodioptila
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1881) – S Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolívar), the Guianas and NE Amazonian Brazil (Roraima, lower R Negro region, N Pará, Amapá).
E. s. meridionalis
(E. Snethlage, 1925) – SC Amazonian Brazil between lower R Madeira and lower R Tapajós.
9·5–10·5 cm; 6·5–7·5 g. Male nominate race has black crown and nape, whitish supercilium, thin dark line through eye; upper mantle grey, remainder of upperparts... read more
Loudsong of nominate race and of signata (in upper R Negro) a long introductory note... read more
Canopy and subcanopy of lowland evergreen forest; mostly below 600 m, to 1100 m in Venezuelan... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on variety of insects and spiders; recorded food in Surinam includes ants (Formicidae), hemipterans, homopterans (... read more
Almost nothing known. In Brazil, fledgling begging and flitting in understorey with food-carrying female nearby in Dec (Manaus), and pair... read more
None recorded; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common throughout its range; easily overlooked. Range encompasses a number of large protected areas, e.g. Canaíma, Duida, La Neblina and... read more
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