French: Fourmilier à miroir roux German: Rotspiegel-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero alirrojo
interior of British Guiana; error = Rio Negro, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
P. e. erythroptera
(Gould, 1855) – SE Colombia (S from Meta and Guainía) and SW Venezuela (S Amazonas) S to E Ecuador, NE Peru (Loreto) and NW Amazonian Brazil (E to both banks of upper and W bank of lower R Negro).
P. e. ustulata
Todd, 1927 – E Peru (locally on S bank of R Amazon in Loreto, and in Ucayali), SW Amazonian Brazil (Amazonas E to R Madeira) and extreme NW Bolivia (NW Pando).
17–18·5 cm; 50–58 g (possibly varies by sex). Bare periorbital patch red. Male is black, except for thin white feather edges on upperparts and lesser wing-coverts... read more
Loudsong a series (e.g. 5 notes, 2·7 seconds) of rich whistles, initial 3 notes becoming... read more
Understorey of humid lowland evergreen forest, to 550 m. Occurs in terra firme forest... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects and other arthropods, virtually all of which obtained when flushed by swarms of army ants. Recorded prey include... read more
Almost unknown. Short-tailed juvenile collected in Jan in Colombia (Putumayo); record of short-billed fledgling accompanied by adults on... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon throughout its large range. Regions occupied include some large protected reserves, e.g. La Neblina National Park, in Venezuela, Yasuní... read more
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