French: Fourmilier manikup German: Weißgesicht-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero cuerniblanco
Cayenne, French Guiana
Subspecies and Distribution
P. a. peruvianus
Taczanowski, 1884 – extreme W Venezuela (E Táchira), Colombia (along entire E base of Andes and S from Caquetá and Guainía), NW Amazonian Brazil (W of R Negro), E Ecuador, and N & C Peru (N of R Amazon and R Marañón, and along base of Andes S to Ayacucho).
P. a. albifrons
(Linnaeus, 1766) – S Venezuela (Bolívar, Amazonas), the Guianas and Brazil N of R Amazon (E bank of R Negro E to Amapá).
11·5–12·5 cm; 18–23 g. Adult has long, upright white tufts on both sides of forehead, shorter tufts below chin; crown and ear-coverts down to throat side black,... read more
Loudsong a moderate-length (e.g. 0·55 seconds) whistle, dropping slightly in pitch, repeated... read more
Understorey of humid lowland and foothill evergreen forest and adjacent tall second-growth woodland... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on variety of insects and other arthropods, and at least occasionally also on small lizards; recorded prey include cockroaches (... read more
Season Jul–Apr in Venezuela, Dec–Aug in Guyana and Dec–May in French Guiana; a nest in Apr and a fledgling just out of... read more
Presumed resident throughout range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Quite abundant throughout most of its extensive range. Occurs in numerous large protected areas, e.g. Canaíma, Yapacana, Duida and La Neblina... read more
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