French: Myrmidon aux yeux blancs German: Weißaugen-Ameisenschlüpfer Spanish: Hormiguerito ojiblanco
Salto do Girão = Salto do Jirau, Rondônia, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
E. l. leucophthalma
(Pelzeln, 1868) – NW & E Peru (isolated population along R Morona, NW Loreto#R, E of R Ucayali), W Brazil S of R Amazon (E to lower R Madeira and drainage of R Aripuanã) and NW & NE Bolivia (Pando, NE Santa Cruz).
E. l. dissita
(J. Bond, 1950) – SE Peru (Puno) and adjacent Bolivia (La Paz).
E. l. phaeonota
(Todd, 1927) – S Amazonian Brazil from lower R Madeira E to lower R Tapajós.
E. l. sordida
(Todd, 1927) – lower R Tapajós E to lower R Tocantins.
9·5–11 cm; 8–10·5 g. Male nominate race has grey-brown crown and upperparts, reddish remiges and tail; wing-coverts blackish-brown with large... read more
Loudsong a moderately long series (e.g. 15 notes, 4 seconds) of downslurred notes, first one... read more
Understorey of lowland evergreen forest (terra firme, transitional), to 700 m, rarely to... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects and spiders; analysis of stomach contents of 18 specimens from Peru and Bolivia revealed that commonest prey were katydids... read more
Almost nothing known. Nest-building reported from Peru (Cocha Cashu, in Madre de Dios) 15th-20th Oct.
None recorded; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common throughout its rather large range. Within this are several sizeable protected areas, such as Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve... read more
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