French: Myrmidon à queue rousse German: Rostschwanz-Ameisenschlüpfer Spanish: Hormiguerito colirrufo
P. L. Sclater, 1890,
Río Napo, Ecuador.
Subspecies and Distribution
E. e. erythrura
(P. L. Sclater, 1890) – SE Colombia (Meta E to Vaupés and S to Putumayo), E Ecuador, NE Peru (N of R Marañón and R Amazon) and extreme NW Brazil (W bank of upper R Negro).
E. e. septentrionalis
(J. T. Zimmer, 1932) – E Peru (along base of Andes S of R Marañón S to Puno) and WC Amazonian Brazil (scattered records from Amazonas S of R Solimões, E to Tefé and middle R Juruá).
10–11 cm; 9·5–12·5 g. Male has forehead to mantle olive-brown, back and tail rufous-chestnut; remiges brown, wing-coverts mostly blackish-brown, tipped pale buff... read more
Loudsong apparently a countable, more or less evenly paced series of high-pitched “wheet... read more
Understorey and mid-storey of lowland and foothill evergreen forest, primarily terra firme... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on insects and spiders, taken almost exclusively from recesses of curled, arboreal dead leaves. Closely associated... read more
Little known. Nest-building in Feb in Ecuador. Nest in Peru (season not recorded) described as dome-shaped with side entrance, compactly... read more
None recorded; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Not well known; considered fairly common throughout most of its range. Regions inhabited by this species contain several protected areas (e.g. Yasuní... read more
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