French: Alapi fuligineux German: Schwarzgrau-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero tiznado
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Pebas and Chayahuitas, Loreto, Peru
Subspecies and Distribution
H. f. fortis
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1868) – S Colombia (extreme E Cauca, extreme E Nariño, Caquetá, Putumayo, Amazonas), E Ecuador, E Peru, W Amazonian Brazil (S of R Amazon, W of R Madeira) and NW Bolivia (Pando and La Paz W of R Beni).
H. f. incanescens
(Todd, 1927) – Tonantins, on R Solimões in W Amazonas, Brazil.
17 cm; 42–48 g. Bare periorbital area wide, light blue. Male is very dark grey, blackest on head, wings tinged brown; white line around bend of wing; iris red. Female... read more
Loudsong a series of similar, resonant, slightly downslurred whistles (e.g. 11 notes, 2·8... read more
Understorey and floor of lowland and foothill evergreen forest and adjacent mature second-growth... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on variety of insects and other arthropods, many of which obtained when flushed by army-ant swarms. Recorded prey in Brazil include... read more
Not well known. Two nests in SE Peru (Madre de Dios) in Sept–Oct; gonadal condition of females and sightings of fledglings or... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common throughout most of its range. Regions in which it occurs include a number of large protected areas, e.g. Yasuní National... read more
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