French: Mérulaxe ocellé German: Perlmanteltapaculo Spanish: Tapaculo ocelado
Subspecies and Distribution
A. o. orthonyx
(Lafresnaye, 1843) – Andes of Trujillo, Mérida and Táchira in NW Venezuela, and E & C Andes of Colombia.
A. o. infuscatus
Salvadori & Festa, 1899 – Andes of Ecuador (S in W to Chimborazo) and NW Peru (Cerro Chinguela and Cordillera Colán, in S Amazonas).
21·5 cm; male 90–100 g, female 81–89 g. Adult has lores, forecrown, throat and sides of neck and head orange-chestnut, crown, back and wing-coverts black,... read more
Song 0·4–0·5 seconds long, repeated at intervals of 2–5 seconds for... read more
Dense thickets of Chusquea bamboo, patches of Neurolepis cane in mossy ... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded food items include insects (e.g. beetles), a spider, and plant material. Walks, hops and runs through dense undergrowth and low... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Considered to be generally uncommon to fairly common in Ecuador; rare in N Peru. Occurs in several protected areas, e.g. in Podocarpus National Park... read more
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