French: Grisin roux German: Zimtrücken-Ameisenfänger Spanish: Hormiguerito dorsirrufo
interior of Bahia, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
F. r. urubambae
J. T. Zimmer, 1932 – E Peru (locally in E foothills of Andes in San Martín, Ucayali#R and Cuzco).
F. r. chapmani
Cherrie, 1916 – S Suriname and EC Brazil (locally in Amapá, Pará, Maranhão and Piauí).
F. r. rufa
(Wied, 1831) – SC & E Brazil (S Amazonas and extreme E Acre E to C Mato Grosso and Goiás, and from coastal Ceará and Rio Grande do Norte, S to Mato Grosso do Sul and N São Paulo) S to extreme SE Peru (extreme E Madre de Dios), E Bolivia (Beni, La Paz, NE Cochabamba, Santa Cruz), and C & NE Paraguay (locally along R Paraguay and in N Amambay).
12–13 cm; 11·5–14 g. Male has white supercilium, tawny-rufous crown and upperparts, outer scapulars edged white, concealed white interscapular patch; wings... read more
Typical loudsong a long (e.g. 34 notes, 2·3 seconds) rattle of evenly pitched harsh or sharp... read more
Occupies undergrowth of variety of habitats, including cerrado brushland, grassy ... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on various insects, probably also spiders; stomach contents of single specimen from Brazil (Goiás) included... read more
Sept–Jan in Brazil. One described nest, from São Paulo (Brazil), a deep, thinly woven cup with external diameter 7 × 6 cm, internal... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common throughout most of its extensive but patchy range. Regions inhabited include a number of protected parks and reserves, e.g. Chapada dos... read more
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