French: Grallaire grand-beffroi German: Strichelbrust-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí campanero
Subspecies and Distribution
M. c. modesta
(P. L. Sclater, 1855) – base of E Andes of Colombia (S from Meta).
M. c. dissors
J. T. Zimmer, 1934 – E Colombia in Guainía and Vaupés, adjacent S Venezuela (C & S Amazonas) and NW Brazil (from R Negro S to R Solimões, apparently also S of Amazon on left bank of lower R Madeira).
M. c. campanisona
(Hermann, 1783) – Thrush-like Antpitta – SE Venezuela, the Guianas, and Brazil N of R Amazon (W at least from R Atabaní, probably from R Negro).
M. c. signata
J. T. Zimmer, 1934 – E Ecuador and NE Peru N of R Amazon.
M. c. minor
(Taczanowski, 1882) – E Peru (S of R Amazon), adjacent W Brazil (E to R Purus) and extreme NW Bolivia (Pando).
M. c. subcanescens
Todd, 1927 – Tapajos Antpitta – Brazil S of R Amazon, from R Madeira E to right bank of lower R Tapajós and S to Rondônia.
15 cm; male 39·5–54 g, female 42–64 g. Adult has buffy lores, small white patch behind eye; moustachial region mottled brown and white; side of head and... read more
Song 1·4–2·4 seconds long, given at intervals of 6–14 seconds, a slightly... read more
Forest floor amid thick undergrowth, e.g. along treefalls or streams of humid terra firme... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded food includes curculionid beetles (Lamellicornia), ants (Attinae, Formicinae), grasshoppers (Acrididae) and millipedes (... read more
Breeds during the wet season (Dec–Jan in French Guiana). Nest a shallow cup of tiny twigs, rootlets or hyphae on a platform of dead... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common; uncommon in Peru. Generally widespread at low density; distance between nests of two neighbouring pairs in French Guiana was... read more
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