French: Grisin ardoisé German: Aschgrau-Ameisenfänger Spanish: Hormiguero gris
P. L. Sclater
Río Napo, Ecuador
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. cinerascens
(P. L. Sclater, 1857) – S Venezuela (W & S Bolívar, Amazonas), SE Colombia, E Ecuador, NE Peru (N of R Amazon and R Marañón) and NW Amazonian Brazil (N Amazonas, Roraima, N Pará W of R Nhamundá).
C. c. immaculata
C. Chubb, 1918 – E Venezuela (E Bolívar), the Guianas and NE Amazonian Brazil (Amapá, N Pará E of R Nhamundá).
C. c. sclateri
Hellmayr, 1905 – E Peru (mainly S of R Amazon and R Marañón, but occurs also N of latter), SW Amazonian Brazil (S of R Amazon, E to R Madeira) and NW Bolivia (Pando, La Paz, Beni).
C. c. iterata
J. T. Zimmer, 1932 – SE Amazonian Brazil (E of R Madeira to W Maranhão, S to Rondônia, W Mato Grosso and S Pará) and NE Bolivia (N Santa Cruz).
13–14 cm; 14–18 g. Male nominate race is dark grey above, small white interscapular patch; wings tinged brown, coverts occasionally with minute white spots (often... read more
Male loudsong a short “cuk” followed by long harsh note, or notes in reverse order, or... read more
Vine tangles in subcanopy and mid-storey (including canopy of mid-storey trees) of lowland... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on various insects, including lepidopteran larvae, orthopterans, also spiders. Stomach contents from Brazilian... read more
Little known. A nest under construction in Sept in French Guiana, c. 10 m off ground in thick clump of lianas, from which nest materials... read more
None recorded; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common throughout its large range. Range essentially covers most of the humid lowland forest in the Amazon Basin and Guianan region; this includes... read more
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