French: Conophage à oreilles blanches German: Rostbrust-Mückenfresser Spanish: Jejenero orejudo
J. F. Gmelin
Cayenne, French Guiana
Subspecies and Distribution
C. a. aurita
(J. F. Gmelin, 1789) – Guyana E to French Guiana and S to N Brazil (Manaus E to Amapá).
C. a. inexpectata
J. T. Zimmer, 1931 – SE Colombia and NW Brazil, S & E along W bank of R Negro.
C. a. occidentalis
C. Chubb, 1917 – NE Ecuador and NE Peru (E of R Napo).
C. a. australis
Todd, 1927 – S of R Amazon from NE Peru (S to Ucayali) to W Brazil (E to R Madeira, S to N Acre and C Rondônia); population E of R Madeira in W Rondônia provisionally placed here.
10·5–13 cm; 12–23·7 g (nominate), 23–31 g (australis). Male of nominate race has crown to nape rufous-brown, white postocular plume;... read more
Song a rapid, evenly paced series of 30–40 nearly identical notes at c. 3 kHz, lasting 2... read more
Humid lowland forest. Most frequent in well-drained, tall terra firme forest with fairly... read more
Food and feeding
Small arthropods. Forages on and near the ground, alone or in pairs; food items captured with short reaches and gleans from foliage and... read more
Little known; season Mar–Apr in French Guiana, when a male was photographed while incubating or brooding, and males observed feeding... read more
Sedentary, or small-scale shifts of territory within a somewhat larger home range. For the nominate... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to scarce through most of Guianan portion of range; recently (1998) recorded at Mt Kowa, on Potaro Plateau, representing... read more
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