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Male, subspecies naevioides
Photo by Stanley Jones
Pipeline Road, Gamboa, Panama, December 2017
Hylophylax naevioides


Photo by Cedric K
Pipeline Road, Panama, April 2009

10·5–11·5 cm (4-4½ in)

  • White interscapular patch


  • Grey crown, which extends below the eye
  • Dark grey feather centres
  • Rufous upperparts


Central and South America:
Central America: found in Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama
South America: occurs in Colombia and Ecuador



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • H. n. capnitis:
  • H. n. naevioides:
  • East Panama to western Colombia and western Ecuador]] (south to east Guayas)


Humid lowland and foothill forests and secondary growth. They are generally to be found in the undergrowth.



Their diet consists mostly of insects and arthropods. They will also take small lizards.

They follow army ant swarms.


The cup nest is built by both adults.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Dec 2017)

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