French: Myrmidon noir et blanc German: Flussufer-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero negriblanco
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
lower Ucayali, Peru
Along main rivers and their major white-water tributaries in NE Ecuador (R Napo), Peru (R Napo, R Ucayali, R Marañón), W Brazil (R Solimões, R Madeira) and N Bolivia (R Beni).
10–11 cm; 12–13 g. Male has crown, head side, upperparts, wings and graduated tail black, hint of white loral spot, wide white interscapular patch extending to... read more
Presumed loudsong a short, variable, slightly accelerating series (e.g. 8–11 notes, 0·... read more
Understorey of early and middle-stage successional growth, primarily Tessaria scrub and... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on insects, including lepidopteran larvae, hemipterans, orthopterans and beetles; probably also on spiders. Closely... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in appropriate habitat throughout its range. With its linear and somewhat fragmented distribution, and its restriction to successional... read more
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