French: Alapi à cravate noire German: Weißband-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero ferruginoso
Statius Müller, 1776,
Cayenne, French Guiana.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
M. f. ferrugineus
(Statius Müller, 1776) – E Venezuela (E Bolívar E of R Caroní), the Guianas and NE Amazonian Brazil N of R Amazon (E of R Branco and R Negro).
M. f. elutus
(Todd, 1927) – SC Amazonian Brazil S of R Amazon between lower R Madeira and lower R Tapajós S to R Roosevelt#R and upper R Marmelos#R.
14–15 cm; 24–29 g. Male has crown, upperparts and flight-feathers chestnut, wing-coverts black, broadly tipped pale cinnamon-buff, tail rufous-brown; white stripe... read more
Male loudsong 2 rapidly alternated notes (e.g. 6 pairs, 1·8 seconds), second one lower-... read more
Floor of evergreen forest and adjacent mature second-growth woodland, to 550 m. Mostly in tall ... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on insects and spiders; recorded prey in Surinam includes beetles (Cassidae), ants (Formicidae), grasshoppers (... read more
Recorded in Sept–Mar in French Guiana, and nest found in Jun in Surinam; full-sized young bird following adult male in Feb in Brazil... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common throughout most of its range. Regions in which this species is found include some protected areas, e.g. Brownsberg Nature Park and... read more
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