French: Tétéma à poitrine rousse German: Rostbrust-Ameisendrossel Spanish: Formicario pechirrufo
Santiago de Veraguas, Panama.
Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
F. r. rufipectus
Salvin, 1866 – Caribbean slope of Costa Rica and both slopes in W Panama (E to Veraguas); also E Panama (Darién).
F. r. lasallei
Aveledo & Ginés, 1952 – NW Venezuela in Sierra de Perijá and SW Táchira.
F. r. carrikeri
Chapman, 1912 – W & C Andes of Colombia S to W Ecuador (El Oro, W Loja).
F. r. thoracicus
Taczanowski & Berlepsch, 1885 – from E Ecuador S to SE Peru (S to Cuzco).
18–19 cm; male 70–78 g, female 65–82 g. Adult has crown, nape and neck side dark chestnut, side of face and throat blackish; back and wings dark brown, rump... read more
Song by both sexes, 0·5–0·6 seconds long, two clear whistles at 1·8... read more
Humid to wet primary forest and adjacent tall second growth, including Heliconia thickets... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not documented. Alone or in pairs; walks on forest floor with cocked tail. A pair was seen at a swarm of army ants, but species not... read more
One in breeding condition in Jun in Colombia (Antioquia), and an immature seen in Nov in NW Ecuador. Sings from ground. No other details.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Very local. Uncommon or rare in some places, e.g. Costa Rica and Peru; fairly common or locally common in others, e.g. NW Venezuela, SW Colombia (W... read more
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