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Photo by Michael W
Termes de Papallacta Hot Springs on the eastern slope of the Andes in Ecuador
Uromyias agilis

Anairetes agilis


22–25 cm

  • Olive-brown upperparts
  • Black lores
  • Brown-streaked white throat


South America: found in the Andes of Colombia to extreme western Venezuela and Ecuador.


Formerly placed in the genus Anairetes.

This is a monotypic species[1].


Moist montane forests, forest borders and thorny thickets.



Their main diet consists of termites and invertebrates, also various fruits.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Remsen, J. V., Jr., C. D. Cadena, A. Jaramillo, M. Nores, J. F. Pacheco, M. B. Robbins, T. S. Schulenberg, F. G. Stiles, D. F. Stotz, & K. J. Zimmer. 2007. A classification of the bird species of South America. American Ornithologists' Union.
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014)

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