French: Myrmidon à ventre blanc German: Weißbauch-Ameisenschlüpfer Spanish: Hormiguerito pechilistado
Berlepsch and Stolzmann
Chontabamba, La Merced and La Gloria, Junín, Peru
Subspecies and Distribution
M. l. soderstromi
Gyldenstolpe, 1930 – E slope of Andes in S Colombia (Putumayo) and N Ecuador (Napo).
M. l. pseudoaustralis
Gyldenstolpe, 1930 – E slope in S Ecuador (Morona-Santiago, Zamora-Chinchipe) and N Peru (S to Pasco).
M. l. longicauda
Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1894 – C Peru (N Junín).
M. l. australis
Chapman, 1923 – SE Peru (Cuzco, Madre de Dios, Puno) and NW Bolivia (La Paz, S Beni, Cochabamba).
9–10 cm; 8–9·5 g. Male is black above, streaked white, wing-coverts tipped white, flight-feathers edged white, tail (only 10 feathers) edged and tipped white;... read more
Loudsong a series of paired notes, second note usually lower in pitch than first, repeated variable... read more
Understorey and mid-storey of foothill and lower montane evergreen-forest edge and second-growth... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on small insects and spiders. Forages in pairs or individually, 1–15 m above ground, mostly 2–8 m, in... read more
None recorded; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common throughout most of its reasonably large range. This includes some large protected areas, e.g. Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve... read more
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