French: Myrmidon moucheté German: Rostbauch-Ameisenschlüpfer Spanish: Hormiguerito ventrirrufo
#R, Cayenne, French Guiana
S Venezuela (Bolívar, Amazonas), the Guianas and NE Amazonian Brazil (N of R Amazon from E of R Negro E to Amapá).
8·5–9·5 cm; 8·5–11 g. Tail short, making body appear disproportionately large. Male is mostly grey, with throat paler, interscapular patch white, pale cinnamon... read more
Loudsong a long, countable series (e.g. 17 notes, 9 seconds) of whistles that gains in intensity... read more
Understorey of lowland evergreen forest, to 600 m, occasionally higher. Primarily in terra... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Stomach contents of specimens from Surinam included a variety of lepidopteran larvae, orthopterans (Tettigoniidae),... read more
In French Guiana, two nests in Sept (details previously unpublished) and other families seen in Sept–Dec; in Surinam, fledgling just... read more
Presumed resident throughout range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Species’ range includes some large protected areas, e.g. Canaíma, La Neblina and Jaua-Sarisariñama National Parks and the... read more
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