French: Alapi masqué German: Schmalbrauen-Ameisenschnäpper Spanish: Hormiguero carinegro
no locality = Fonte Boa, Rio Solimões, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
M. m. elegans
(P. L. Sclater, 1857) – S Venezuela (W Bolívar, S Amazonas), extreme NW Amazonian Brazil (N Roraima, NW Amazonas in upper R Negro region), and SE Colombia (Meta, Vaupés) S to C Peru (N of R Amazon, W of R Ucayali).
M. m. myotherinus
(Spix, 1825) – extreme E Peru (E of R Ucayali), SW Amazonian Brazil (W Amazonas, Acre) and NW Bolivia (Pando S to La Paz, Cochabamba and WC Santa Cruz).
M. m. incanus
Hellmayr, 1929 – NW Amazonian Brazil (N bank of R Solimões between R Japurá and R Içá).
M. m. ardesiacus
Todd, 1927 – R Japurá E to lower R Negro.
M. m. proximus
Todd, 1927 – S bank of R Amazon between R Purus and R Madeira.
M. m. sororius
(Hellmayr, 1910) – SC Amazonian Brazil (SE Amazonas, Rondônia).
M. m. ochrolaemus
(Hellmayr, 1906) – E from R Madeira and R Roosevelt to R Tocantins and S Marajó I, and S to SW & C Mato Grosso.
12–13 cm; 16–22 g. Small white interscapular patch. Male nominate race is dark bluish-grey above, wings and tail slightly darker, wing-coverts black with small... read more
Male loudsong nominate race a countable series (e.g. 13 notes, 3·7 seconds) of evenly spaced... read more
Understorey of lowland and foothill evergreen forest and adjacent tall second-growth woodland,... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on variety of insects and spiders. Closely associated pair-members, individuals, or family groups forage mostly 0... read more
Little known. In Ecuador, nest found in Feb in Napo (details previously unpublished) and season thought to be May–Feb at Limoncocha... read more
None recorded; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common over most of its extensive range. Regions occupied by species include numerous large protected areas, e.g. Yasuní... read more
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