French: Synallaxe belette German: Weißbauch-Riedschlüpfer Spanish: Curutié rojiblanco
P. L. Sclater
Rio Madeira, below the mouth of the Rio dos Marmelos, Amazonas, Brazil
R Amazon and some major tributaries in NE Peru (S along R Ucayali), extreme SE Colombia (SE Amazonas) and Brazil (E to extreme E Pará, including lower R Juruá and lower R Purus, and S along R Madeira to near Bolivian border).
14–15 cm; 14–16 g. Has black lores, dusky brown eyeline; reddish-brown face, crown and upperparts, slightly paler on back, rump paler rufescent brown; wings... read more
Song a short trill, rising and then falling, “tch-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t”; call “chuk-cheh” or “... read more
Freshwater marshes; primarily marshy sections of old river islands with mix of bushes, grass and... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods. Forages singly or in pairs; gleans items from small branches and foliage, usually within 1 m of ground.
Presumably monogamous. Nest a ball c. 40–50 cm in diameter, of thorny sticks, placed in low vegetation over water. No further... read more
Probably resident; may potentially have to evacuate some river islands during high-water season.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare to uncommon. Owing to linear nature of habitat, global population almost certainly rather small. Occurs in Amacayacu National Park, in Colombia.
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