French: Myrmidon de Griscom German: Kurzschwanz-Ameisenschlüpfer Spanish: Hormiguerito de Griscom
Other common names:
Short-billed Antwren (obscura)
Myrmotherula brachyura ignota
Jesusito, Darién, Panama
Subspecies and Distribution
M. i. ignota
Griscom, 1929 – E Panama (Caribbean slope in Canal area and San Blas, Pacific slope in E Panamá Province and Darién), W & N Colombia (Pacific slope and along N base of Andes E to Santander) and NW Ecuador (Esmeraldas, SW Imbabura, NW Pichincha).
M. i. obscura
J. T. Zimmer, 1932 – SC & SE Colombia (locally along base of Andes S from Meta, and in Guainía and Vaupés), E Ecuador, NE Peru (S to Pasco and Ucayali), and SW & WC Amazonian Brazil (extreme SW S to NW Acre, and EC Amazonas along R Solimões E to R Negro#R).
7·5–8 cm. Small size, tiny tail. Male is black above, narrowly streaked white, faintly tinged yellow except on crown, broad black postocular streak, white cheeks; white... read more
Loudsong an accelerating series of short notes increasing and then decreasing in pitch and... read more
Canopy and subcanopy of lowland evergreen forest, nominate race also in taller second-growth... read more
Food and feeding
Little published; most information pertains to race obscura. Feeds on variety of small insects, particularly lepidopteran larvae;... read more
Previously unpublished observation of nest-building by pair in Aug in N Peru (obscura): nest a small bag c. 6 cm wide and 6 cm... read more
None recorded; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally considered uncommon to fairly common throughout its range, which includes a number of formally protected parks and reserves. Among these... read more
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