French: Tétéma barré German: Bindenbrust-Ameisendrossel Spanish: Tovacá barrado
P. L. Sclater
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
C. m. mollissima
P. L. Sclater, 1855 – Colombia in middle and upper Cauca Valley and upper Magdalena Valley, and S on E slope of Andes (from E Nariño, possibly from Meta) to N Peru (N of R Marañón, also just S of there on Cordillera de Colán).
C. m. yungae
Carriker, 1935 – from SE Peru (Vilcabamba Mts, in Cuzco; recently sound-recorded in S Cerros del Sira, in SW Ucayali#R) to C Bolivia (Yungas of Cochabamba).
19–20·5 cm; two males 69 g and 80 g, three females 72–77 g. Adult has whitish lores, postocular streak narrowly barred black and white, black auriculars with some... read more
Song 6–30 seconds long (longest at high excitement), a series of similar notes at even pace... read more
Undisturbed cloudforest and humid-wet montane forest, in dense undergrowth with fallen trees... read more
Food and feeding
Few data on diet; one stomach held small seeds. Alone or in pairs, very secretive. Walks and runs on forest floor, pumping tail, which... read more
Specimen changing from juvenile to immature plumage in Nov in SE Peru (Puno). Sings from ground or slightly elevated perch. No other... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Very local; rare in Peru. Generally very rare to rare in Ecuador, but fairly common in Gran Sumaco National Park. Occurs in several other protected... read more
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