French: Alapi à ventre blanc German: Grauband-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero ventriblanco
“some part of Brazil”; error = Trinidad
Subspecies and Distribution
M. l. panamensis
Ridgway, 1908 – E Panama (locally on Caribbean slope E from Colón, Pacific slope E from Coclé) and N Colombia (extreme N Chocó E to W slope of NE Andes in La Guajira, Cesar and Bolívar).
M. l. longipes
(Swainson, 1825) – NE Colombia (E slope of Andes in Norte de Santander S to W Meta), N Venezuela (Zulia, Táchira and Apure E to Sucre) and Trinidad.
M. l. boucardi
Berlepsch, 1888 – C Colombia (upper Magdalena Valley from Cudinamarca S to Huila).
M. l. griseipectus
Berlepsch & E. J. O. Hartert, 1902 – C Colombia (E of Andes in Meta and E Guainía), S & E Venezuela (N Amazonas, N Bolívar, Delta Amacuro), W Guyana, also locally in S Suriname#R and NE Brazil N of R Amazon (NE Roraima, C Amapá, EC Pará).
14·5–15·5 cm; 24–31 g. Male nominate race has forehead grey, crown rufous-brown, upperparts, wings and tail deep rufous, small white interscapular... read more
Loudsong nominate race a long (e.g. 4 seconds) ringing trill that decelerates and decreases in... read more
Understorey and floor of deciduous forest, semi-deciduous forest, gallery forest, second-growth... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on variety of insects, probably also spiders. Recorded prey in Panama include hemipterans (Pentatomidae), earwigs (... read more
Recorded in Mar–May in Trinidad and in May–Jun in Venezuela (Miranda). Nest in Trinidad described as a shallow saucer of brown... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally fairly common to common throughout its extensive range. Regions occupied by this species include numerous parks and reserves in nearly... read more
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