French: Grisin intermédiaire German: Blassrücken-Ameisenfänger Spanish: Hormiguerito coicorita norteño
Cartagena (Colombia) and Aragua (Venezuela) = Aragua
Subspecies and Distribution
F. i. alticincta
Bangs, 1902 – Pearl Is (off S Panama).
F. i. hondae
(Chapman, 1914) – NW Colombia (Atlántico S to N Antioquia and Bolívar, S in Magdalena Valley to Huila).
F. i. fumosa
(Cory, 1913) – along N base of Andes in NE Colombia (E Norte de Santander) and Venezuela (S Zulia and Trujillo S to Táchira).
F. i. intermedia
Cabanis, 1847 – N Colombia (Magdalena, La Guajira, Cesar) and N Venezuela (N Zulia E to Sucre and Monagas, including Margarita I); also Chacachacare I, off Trinidad.
F. i. tobagensis
Dalmas, 1900 – Tobago.
F. i. orenocensis
Hellmayr, 1904 – S Venezuela (S of R Orinoco in N Bolívar and extreme N Amazonas; locally in S Anzoátegui, Delta Amacuro and E Monagas).
12–13 cm, alticincta 11–12 cm; 8–12 g (nominate), 10·5–14 g (tobagensis). Adult male has smoky-brown upperparts, black wings with broad white bar and white... read more
Loudsong is a slightly descending series of “juup, tu-du-du-du-du-du” notes or 2–5 soft, syncopated... read more
Understorey and midstorey of a variety of wooded habitats, generally at edges; to 1600 m in... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on variety of insects and spiders. Closely associated partners, individuals, or family groups forage mostly 0–5 m above ground, but... read more
Season varies considerably across broad range: Apr–Oct in N Colombia, May–Sept in NC Venezuela, and Apr–Aug on Chacachacare I and Tobago.... read more
Presumed resident throughout range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to fairly common throughout most of its rather extensive range. Some large protected areas exist within regions inhabited by... read more
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