French: Myrmidon de Hauxwell German: Graubauch-Ameisenschlüpfer Spanish: Hormiguerito de Hauxwell
P. L. Sclater
Chamicuros, Loreto, Peru
Subspecies and Distribution
I. h. suffusa
(J. T. Zimmer, 1932) – SE Colombia (from Meta S along base of Andes, E to E Vaupés), extreme NW Amazonian Brazil (W of R Japurá), E Ecuador and NE Peru (Loreto and Amazonas N of R Marañón).
I. h. hauxwelli
(P. L. Sclater, 1857) – E Peru (S of R Amazon and R Marañón), SW & SC Amazonian Brazil (E to R Xingu in Pará, S to Acre and SW & N Mato Grosso) and NW & NE Bolivia (Pando, Beni, La Paz, NE Santa Cruz).
I. h. hellmayri
(E. Snethlage, 1906) – E Amazonian Brazil (E of R Xingu in E Pará and W Maranhão).
8·5–9·5 cm; 9–12 g. Tail short, making body appear disproportionately large. Male is mostly grey, paler below, throat whitish; white interscapular patch, white... read more
Loudsong a long, countable series (e.g. 20 notes, 8·4 seconds; duration highly variable) in... read more
Understorey of lowland evergreen forest (terra firme, várzea/igapó,... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects and other arthropods; also, perhaps opportunistically, on small lizards. Analysis of stomach contents of nine Peruvian... read more
Nests recorded in Nov–Feb in Brazil, but young fledglings seen in Apr–Aug in E (Belém); single nest in Oct in Ecuador. One nest... read more
None recorded; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common throughout its large range. This includes a number of large protected areas, such as Yasuní National Park, in Ecuador, Manu National... read more
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