French: Alapi à tête nue German: Nacktstirn-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero calvo
Ciudad de Panamá, Panama.
Some races may prove to reflect no more than clinal variation. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
G. n. chiroleuca
P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1869 – Caribbean slope from S Belize, Guatemala and Honduras S to W Panama (Bocas del Toro); reported also from extreme SE Mexico (Yaxchilán)#R.
G. n. erratilis
Bangs, 1907 – Pacific slope of Costa Rica (Puntarenas, San José) and W Panama (Chiriquí).
G. n. nudiceps
(Cassin, 1850) – E Panama (E from Coclé and Panamá Province) and Pacific slope in NW Colombia (Chocó, Valle del Cauca).
G. n. sanctamartae
Ridgway, 1908 – N Colombia (Córdoba and N Antioquia E to Magdalena and S Cesar, also extreme E La Guajira).
15–16 cm; 28–33 g. Male nominate race is black, except forehead, forecrown, lores and ocular region unfeathered, skin bright blue; small white interscapular patch... read more
Loudsong a countable, variable-length series (e.g. 11 notes, 3·5 seconds) of ringing... read more
Understorey of lowland and foothill evergreen-forest borders, adjacent tall second growth, and... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on variety of insects and spiders, probably also other arthropods; also small reptiles. Recorded prey include... read more
Little known. Nest found in Apr in Costa Rica (details previously unpublished): domed, constructed from finely woven twigs on inside,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon to locally fairly common throughout most of its range; particular centres of abundance include the Rio Frio and Lago Arenal... read more
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