French: Fourmilier maculé German: Tropfenmantel-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero maculado
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Plains of Guarayos, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Subspecies and Distribution
P. n. nigromaculata
(d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) – SC Colombia (Meta S along E base of Andes to Putumayo and extreme S Amazonas), NE Ecuador (N of R Napo), E Peru (except W Loreto), SW Amazonian Brazil (E to R Madeira) and NE Bolivia (Pando, La Paz, Beni, Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz).
P. n. bowmani
Ridgway, 1888 – SC Amazonian Brazil (R Madeira E to R Xingu, S to Rondônia and W & N Mato Grosso) and NE Bolivia (N Santa Cruz).
P. n. confinis
J. T. Zimmer, 1932 – R Xingu E to R Tocantins and R Araguaia.
P. n. paraensis
Hellmayr, 1904 – E Brazil (S Amapá, W Marajó I and, S of R Amazon, E from R Tocantins to W Maranhão).
16·5–17·5 cm; 42–51 g. Bare periorbital patch red. Nominate race has head and neck down to centre of belly black; upperparts and wing-coverts light olive, covered... read more
Loudsong a short series (e.g. 3 notes, 2·6 seconds) of moderately long, flat, rich whistles... read more
Understorey of humid lowland and foothill evergreen forest, mostly below 600 m, locally to 900 m.... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on variety of insects and other arthropods, also on small reptiles; virtually all food obtained when flushed by swarms of army ants.... read more
Nest found in Jul in Colombia; breeds in Aug–Mar in Brazil and Oct–Feb in Peru; in Ecuador nest found in Apr, and gonadal... read more
None recorded; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common throughout most of its extensive range. Occurs in several formally protected large areas, e.g. Amacayacu National Park, in... read more
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