French: Tétéma à front roux German: Roststirn-Ameisendrossel Spanish: Formicario frentirrufo
Madre de Dios, south-east Peru
Extreme W Brazil in NW Acre (upper R Juruá), SE Peru in Madre de Dios and Cuzco (R Urubamba), and NW Bolivia in W Pando (R Tahuamanu).
18 cm; one male 54 g, one female 57 g. Adult has forehead bright orange-rufous, feathers along front edge of eye and down to base of bill dusky brown, side of head grey-brown... read more
Song c. 5 seconds long, given at intervals of 14–16 seconds for many minutes at a time, a... read more
Swampy forest on dynamic floodplains, favouring edges of dense Heliconia thickets or small... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on a variety of invertebrates, such as ants, orthopterans, weevils (Curculionidae) and other beetles, pea bugs, snails, butterfly... read more
One specimen in Sept had enlarged testes. Sings from ground. No other information.
Probably wanders short distances locally; most observations are of single males trying to establish... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in South-east Peruvian Lowlands EBA. Rare to uncommon, and very local. Study... read more
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