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Subspecies yessupi
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Villa Carmen Lodge, Pilicopata, Cusco Department, Peru, September 2018
Myrmothera berlepschi

Hylopezus berlepschi


14·5 cm (5¾ in)

  • Olive-brown upperparts
  • Buffy loral spot


South America: found in Peru, Bolivia, Brazil


This is a polytypic species[1] consisting of 2 subspecies.


  • M. b. yessupi:
  • Eastern and central Peru and immediately adjacent western Brazil
  • M. b. berlepschi:


They like the dense undergrowth of forest edges and overgrown clearings. Generally at heights below 500m.



Little is known, but their diet appears to consist of insects. They usually forage alone on the forest floor.


There is no information on breeding activity.


They are thought to be sedentary.


  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. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014 and February 2018)

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