French: Alapi à tête grise German: Graukopf-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero cabecigrís
Palambla, 4000 feet [c. 1220 m], Piura, Peru
Extreme SW Ecuador (El Oro, W Loja) and NW Peru (Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque and Cajamarca).
12·5–13·5 cm; 15 g. Male has head and upper mantle grey, remaining upperparts olive-brown, white interscapular patch; remiges dark brownish-grey, edged pale brown, wing... read more
Presumed loudsong a moderate-length (e.g. 0·8 seconds) rattle dropping in pitch and... read more
Understorey of humid and semi-humid evergreen montane forest and ecotones with deciduous forest, at... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Feeds on insects, including stick-insects (Phasmatidae); probably also on other arthropods, including spiders. Partners,... read more
Virtually nothing known. Two juveniles collected in Jun, suggesting species may breed during wet season, Jan–May, when it is also... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA. Rare to locally uncommon. Total population thought to number only 2500–10,000 individuals, and... read more
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