French: Fourmilier à huppe marron German: Rostbauch-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero cresticastaño
Rio Uaupés, Amazonas, Brazil
SE Colombia (Vaupés, E Caquetá, N Amazonas) and adjacent W Brazil (E along R Uaupés and S, W of R Negro, to Jaú and lower R Japurá).
14–15 cm. Large periorbital patch pale bluish-white; short crest. Male has crest and nuchal collar rufous-chestnut; upperparts, wings and tail dark olive-brown, wings... read more
Loudsong a series of whistles, length variable (e.g. 7–9 notes, 3·5–4 seconds),... read more
Undergrowth of humid lowland evergreen forest, generally, perhaps always, on sandy soils; to 350 m. read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on variety of arthropods, virtually all obtained when flushed by army-ant swarms. Recorded prey include crickets (Gryllidae),... read more
Almost nothing known. Male in breeding condition on 16th May in Colombia (Mitú); family groups with independent juveniles in mid-Aug... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Orinoco-Negro White-sand Forests EBA. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Has small range, but this currently... read more
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