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Rufous-tailed Stipplethroat - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Thibaud
Parque Nacional Yanachaga Chemillén, El Paujil, Pasco, Peru, 26 August 2020

Alternative name: Rufous-tailed Antwren

Epinecrophylla erythrura

Myrmotherula erythrura


The only Peruvian Stipplethroat where both sexes have a plain throat. The rufous tail is usually fairly obvious, and the best field mark.


South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil


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


There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • E. e. erythrura:
  • E. e. septentrionalis:
  • East Peru (Loreto to Puno) and west-central Amazonian Brazil


Lowland forest observed at 350 m asl.


Usually with mixed flocks, moving rapidly and often investigating dead leaf clusters, as is typical for the genus.


  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. Birdforum Member observations

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