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Phlegopsis erythroptera



Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela.


Two subspecies are recognized1, erythroptera and ustulata.
Argus Bare-eye is most likely a hybrid between Reddish-winged Bare-eye and Black-spotted Bare-eye2.


Moist lowland forests, mostly old-growth.


Rarely seen away from army ant swarms.


  1. Clements, James F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019
  2. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156

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