French: Alapi à queue noire German: Schwarzkopf-Ameisenschnäpper Spanish: Hormiguero colinegro
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Cashiboya, in Loreto, and upper Río Ucayali, Peru
NE & EC Peru (Loreto, Ucayali) and adjacent Brazil (right bank of R Javari, extreme W Amazonas).
12 cm. Male has black head, remaining plumage very dark grey, some individuals with white interscapular patch; wing-coverts blackish, thinly edged white at tips, underwing-... read more
Male loudsong a moderately long series (e.g. 18 notes, 2·7 seconds) of clear notes,... read more
Understorey of seasonally flooded evergreen forest and other water-related habitats, at 100–... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Presumably feeds on various insects and spiders, as congeners. Forages close to ground, hopping on vines and partially... read more
Nest-building observed in Loreto (lower R Yarapa) in Jul (details previously unpublished); in seasonally flooded habitat, presumably nests... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Upper Amazon-Napo Lowlands EBA. Occurs in a relatively small range along R... read more
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