French: Alapi rougequeue German: Rotschwanz-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero colicastaño sureño
Other common names:
P. L. Sclater
Mapiri, La Paz, Bolivia
Subspecies and Distribution
S. h. hemimelaena
(P. L. Sclater, 1857) – E Peru (S of R Marañón and R Amazon), SW Amazonian Brazil (E to R Madeira, S to Acre) and NW Bolivia W of R Mamoré and R Grande (Pando, La Paz, W Beni, Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz).
S. h. pallens
(Berlepsch & Hellmayr, 1905) – C Brazil S of R Amazon (R Madeira E to SW Pará, S to Rondônia and W & N Mato Grosso) and NE Bolivia (E Santa Cruz).
11–12 cm; 14·5–16·5 g. Male has crown and head side to upper mantle grey with black feather centres, rest of upperparts dark yellowish red-brown,... read more
Loudsong a series of whistles (e.g. 8 notes, 1·6 seconds), begins with abrupt flat notes,... read more
Understorey and floor of lowland and foothill evergreen forest, from sea-level to 1350 m. Primarily... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on various insects, including orthopterans, hemipterans, lepidopteran larvae; probably also on other arthropods, including spiders.... read more
Single nests found in Sept and Mar in NW Bolivia. Nest an open cup 10·5–12 cm in diameter, 6–7·5 cm high, made... read more
None recorded; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common throughout most of its range. This includes several large formally protected areas, e.g. Manu National Park and Biosphere... read more
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