French: Fourmilier ocellé German: Halsband-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero ocelado
Lion Hill Station, Colón, Panama
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. saturatus
(Richmond, 1896) – N & NE Honduras S to Costa Rica (Caribbean slope, in N also Pacific slope) and extreme W Panama (W Bocas del Toro).
P. m. mcleannani
(Lawrence, 1861) – C & E Panama (E from Veraguas on Caribbean slope, Panamá Province on Pacific slope) and NW Colombia (S along Pacific slope to Valle del Cauca, and on N Andean slope in Córdoba and Antioquia).
P. m. pacificus
Hellmayr, 1924 – extreme SW Colombia (Cauca, Nariño) and NW Ecuador (Esmeraldas).
19–19·5 cm; 48–54 g. Large bare periorbital area blue. Nominate race has crown olive-grey, nape rufous; upperparts and wing-coverts olive-brown, with large... read more
Loudsong a series (e.g. 15 notes, 3·1 seconds) of short, rich whistles that gradually become... read more
Understorey of humid and wet lowland and foothill evergreen forest and adjacent tall second-growth... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects and other arthropods, also small lizards, almost all of which obtained when flushed by army ants. Most common prey are... read more
Sightings of fledglings suggest egg-laying in Apr–Dec in Panama (earliest record of young out of nest 2nd Jun in Canal Zone, with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally uncommon to rare. Current status in Colombia not known. Considered rare to uncommon in Ecuador, where has been suggested... read more
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