French: Grisin charbonnier German: Rio-Branco-Ameisenfänger Spanish: Hormiguero del Branco
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Rio Branco, Roraima, Brazil
Extreme N Brazil (middle R Branco and tributaries) and adjacent Guyana (R Ireng).
14–15·5 cm; one individual 14·5 g. Male is black, outer scapulars edged white, interscapular patch and hidden patch under scapulars white, wing-coverts... read more
Male loudsong a couplet consisting of short buzzy note and longer, clearer note, repeated 4–... read more
Understorey and mid-storey of dense viny thickets bordering lowland tropical river-edge forest.... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Feeds on insects, including orthopterans (Tettigoniidae), probably also on spiders. Closely associated partners, individuals... read more
Little known. In Roraima, nest found in Aug on São Jose I, and female in heavy moult and with reduced gonads in Oct near Boa Vista,... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species, found only along mid Rio Branco and its major tributaries: present in Rio Branco Gallery Forest EBA. Locally fairly common.... read more
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