French: Alapi du Caura German: Rotaugen-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero del Caura
Sclateria schistacea caurensis
Caura River Valley [= Cerro Turagua], Bolívar, Venezuela
Subspecies and Distribution
M. c. caurensis
(Hellmayr, 1906) – S Venezuela (W Bolívar, N Amazonas).
M. c. australis
(J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1947) – S Venezuela (S Amazonas) and immediately adjacent N Brazil.
18–19 cm; 39 g. Bill large. Male nominate race is slaty grey, upperparts slightly tinged brown, wing-coverts tipped white; underwing-coverts grey; iris deep red. Female... read more
Loudsong a short series (e.g. 11 notes, 4 seconds) of short, buzzy (frequency-modulated) notes,... read more
Understorey and floor of humid evergreen and semi-deciduous forest, to 1500 m. Not well known; most... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Feeds on various insects, including orthopterans and hemipterans; probably also on spiders. Partners, individuals, or family... read more
Virtually nothing known. In Serrania de la Cerbatana (Bolívar), birds paired and territorial in mid-Feb, but general lack of vocalizations... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tepuis EBA. Locally fairly common; in Serranía de la Cerbatana, 7 pairs located along c. 1·5 km of trail in 1998... read more
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