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Photo © by Stanley Jones
Río Huallaga, south of Tarapoto, San Martín, Peru, December, 2016
Myrmoborus leucophrys

Identification

Female
Photo © by Michael Hooper
Pantiacolla Lodge, Peru, 9 October 2016

12–13 cm (4¾-5 in)

  • Broad white supercilium
  • Dark bluish grey body
  • Black face and throat
  • Plain wings

Female: brown upperparts, white underparts. Black mask and cinnamon-buff supercilium.

Distribution

South America: Colombia, Venezuela, The Guianas, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil

Taxonomy

This is a polytypic species[1] consisting of 4 subspecies:

Subspecies

  • M. l. angustirostris:
  • M. l. erythrophrys:
  • East slope of Eastern Andes of Colombia and north-western Venezuela
  • M. l. koenigorum:
  • Central Peru (upper Río Huallaga Valley in Huánuco)
  • M. l. leucophrys:
  • South Colombia to eastern Peru, north-eastern Bolivia and western Amazonian Brazil

Habitat

The understorey of evergreen forests, forest borders and edges.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists of a variety of spiders and insects, including beetles.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Lepage D. (2021) [Avibase - https://avibase.ca/C9620F9F]. Retrieved 8 November 2021
  3. Zimmer, K. and M.L. Isler (2020). White-browed Antbird (Myrmoborus leucophrys), 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.whbant6.01

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