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Female
Photo © by Daan van der hoeven
Merazonia Wildlife Refuge, Mera, Pastaza, Ecuador, 24 September 2019
Dysithamnus occidentalis

Identification

13·5 cm (5¼ in)

  • Blackish-grey plumage
  • Lighter underparts
  • White interscapular patch
  • White-spotted black greater and median wing-coverts

Distribution

South America: found in Colombia and Ecuador

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • D. o. occidentalis:
  • Pacific slope of Andes of south-western Colombia and northern Ecuador (Carchi)
  • D. o. punctitectus:
  • Eastern slope of Andes of Ecuador (western Napo and Morona-Santiago)

Habitat

Understorey of montane evergreen forests at heights between 900 to 2200 m.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists of insects and arthropods, including caterpillars and moths.

Breeding

They construct an open cup-shaped nest from small rootlets. Both adults care for the young.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. BirdLife International
  4. Zimmer, K. and M.L. Isler (2020). Bicolored Antvireo (Dysithamnus occidentalis), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.bicant4.01
  5. NHEMA

Recommended Citation

External Links

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