French: Alapi barbu German: Schwarzgesicht-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero festoneado
Rio Doce, Espírito Santo, south-eastern Brazil.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
M. r. soror
(O. M. O. Pinto, 1940) – coastal NE Brazil (Paraíba S to Alagoas).
M. r. ruficauda
(Wied, 1831) – E Brazil in SE Bahia, extreme E Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo.
14–15 cm. Male has crown to upper back black, feathers edged clay colour, rear superciliary feathers edged white, lower back black with ochraceous-tinged white feather... read more
Loudsong a series (e.g. 2·1 seconds) of doublets delivered so rapidly that they can barely... read more
Floor of humid and semi-humid evergreen forest, mature second-growth woodland and, at least... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on various insects and other arthropods; stomach of one specimen contained 3 grasshoppers (Acrididae), 3 spiders (... read more
In Alagoas, nests found mainly in Apr but three in Oct (details previously unpublished); in S (Espírito Santo), gonadal condition of... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Lowlands EBA and Atlantic Slope of Alagoas and Pernambuco EBA. Uncommon and patchily distributed throughout... read more
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