French: Fourmilier à gorge rousse German: Rostkehl-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero gorjirrufo
Subspecies and Distribution
G. r. pallidus
(Cherrie, 1909) – S Venezuela (Bolívar except R Cuyuní drainage, Amazonas except vicinity of Pica Yavita-Pimichín).
G. r. pallidigula
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1947 – vicinity of Pica Yavita-Pimichín, in extreme S Venezuela (SW Amazonas).
G. r. rufigula
(Boddaert, 1783) – extreme E Venezuela (R Cuyuní drainage), the Guianas and E Brazil N of R Amazon (R Negro E to Amapá).
11·5–12·5 cm; 26–32 g. Male has forehead and lores brownish-black, upperparts olive-brown, white interscapular patch; wings and tail dark yellow-... read more
Loudsong a series (e.g. 14 notes, 3 seconds) beginning with long, slightly upslurred notes,... read more
Understorey of humid lowland and foothill evergreen forest (primarily terra firme); mostly... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds mostly on insects and other arthropods; recorded prey include grasshoppers (Acrididae), cockroaches (Blattidae), ants (Formicidae),... read more
Season at least Dec–Jun in Guyana; Jun–Jul and Nov–Dec in French Guiana; record of recently fledged juvenile in Dec in S... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common throughout its range. Regions occupied by this species contain a number of protected areas, e.g. Canaíma, Yapacana, Duida and La... read more
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