French: Myrmidon du Suno German: Schwarzkehl-Ameisenschlüpfer Spanish: Hormiguerito del Suno
Río Suno, Napo, Ecuador
Subspecies and Distribution
M. s. sunensis
Chapman, 1925 – SC Colombia (E slope of Andes in Meta#R and Putumayo) and Ecuador (Sucumbíos, Napo, Pastaza); specimen from “mouth of R Curaray” (Peru) may have originated from Ecuador.
M. s. yessupi
J. Bond, 1950 – EC Peru (Huánuco, Pasco); also SW Amazonian Brazil (R Juruá but precise location uncertain, probably also R Javari).
9 cm. Tail short. Male is grey, wings darker, throat and centre of upper breast black; concealed white interscapular patch, wing-coverts tipped white; underwing-coverts grey... read more
Loudsong a series of 2–5 similar, evenly paced, somewhat long thin whistles (e.g. 4 notes, 1... read more
Understorey and mid-storey of lowland and foothill evergreen forest and adjacent older second-... read more
Food and feeding
Not well known. Feeds on insects, probably also spiders. Forages in pairs, individually or in family groups, 1–7 m above ground (... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Apparently patchily distributed and uncommon to rare throughout its range. Known to occur in a few large, protected areas, e.g. Yasuní and Sumaco-... read more
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