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Checker-throated Stipplethroat - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Checker-throated Antwren

Epinecrophylla fulviventris

Myrmotherula fulviventris

Photo by Stanley Jones
Colón Province, Panama, February, 2011



  • Olive-brown above
  • Buff-brown below
  • Black wings
  • Buff wingbars


  • Black throat with white spots
  • Grey breast
  • Dusky sides to head

Female: buff throat and central breast
Juveniles: brighter, cinnamon, pale streaked below


Central and South America
Central America: Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama
South America: Colombia (lower Cauca Valley) and western Ecuador


Placed in genus Epinecrophylla by Clements (2010)[1] and Gill and Donsker (2010)[3], and in genus Myrmotherula by Dickinson (2003)[2].

This is a monotypic species[1] though 3 subspecies have been recognised by some authorities.[4]


Foothills up to 700m, wet forest.



The diet includes insects' eggs, larvae, insects and spiders.


A pouch shaped nest, made from plants and dead leaves, is suspended from a twig. The 2 white eggs have lilac or red-brown spots. Both parents feed the young.


Call: a thin cheep.
Song: a loud tseek-tseek-tseek-tseek.


  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. Dickinson, EC, ed. 2003. The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 3rd ed., with updates to December 2007 (Corrigenda 7). Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691117010
  3. Gill F, D Donsker & P Rasmussen (Eds). 2021. IOC World Bird List (v11.1). doi : 10.14344/IOC.ML.11.1. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  4. Avibase
  5. Wikipedia

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