French: Grallaire sobre German: Olivbauch-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí flautista
Other common names: Brown-breasted Antpitta
Salvin and Godman, 1884,
Mount Roraima, 5000 feet [c. 1525 m], Venezuela.
Four subspecies recognized
Subspecies and Distribution
M. s. duidae
Chapman, 1929 – S Venezuela in Amazonas (cerros of Yaví, Sipapo, Duida and Neblina, Sierra de Unturán).
M. s. guaiquinimae
J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1946 – SE Venezuela in NW & C Bolívar (cerros of Tabaro, Guaiquinima and Sarisariñama, and Meseta de Jaua).
M. s. simplex
(Salvin & Godman, 1884) – Gran Sabana and Mt Roraima, in SE Venezuela (SE Bolívar) and adjacent Guyana.
M. s. pacaraimae
Phelps, Jr & Dickerman, 1980 – SE Venezuela in SE Amazonas (R Ocamo) and S Bolívar (Pacaraima Mts) and immediately adjacent N Brazil.
16 cm; four males 40·5–53 g, two females 51·8 g and 53 g. Adult has small white postocular spot; side of head and upperparts chestnut-brown, paler on lores; chin and... read more
Song 3–3·5 seconds long, given at intervals of 9–14 seconds, a rising series of 10... read more
Dense rainforest and cloudforest, in thick undergrowth; on summits of tepuis also in more open... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not recorded. Forages alone. Almost entirely terrestrial. Behaviour much like that of M. campanisona, but less shy.
Single nest recently found, birds incubating in Mar, in Guyana. Nest placed at leaf bases and petioles of Philodendron linnaei (... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tepuis EBA. Uncommon to fairly common. Occurs in several protected areas, e.g. Canaíma National Park (Venezuela).
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