French: Alapi demoiselle German: Weißbinden-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Ojodefuego aliblanco
near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
E Brazil (E Bahia and SW Minas Gerais S to S Mato Grosso do Sul and extreme N Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay (Canindeyú S to Itapúa) and extreme NE Argentina (Misiones).
16–18 cm; 25–34 g (female appears to weigh less). Male is glossy black; interscapular patch white, lesser wing-coverts white, median and greater coverts tipped... read more
Male loudsong a regular, medium-length series (e.g. 8 notes, 2 seconds), notes longer than... read more
Understorey of evergreen-forest edge, forest light-gaps and mature second-growth woodland, also... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on variety of insects, including orthopterans (Gryllidae, Tettigoniidae, Acrididae), cockroaches (Blattoidea), beetles (Bostrichidae... read more
Season Sept–Dec. Carefully documented nest found in Misiones (Argentina) was a sphere of leaves, petioles and rolled sheaths of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common throughout most of its range. Range encompasses numerous protected areas, e.g. Itatiaia, Iguaçu, Tijuca, Serra dos Órg... read more
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