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Photo by Stanley Jones
Belaúnde Terry Highway, Abra Patricia Reserve, Amazonas, Peru, January 2017
Automolus ochrolaemus


18–19 cm (7-7½ in)
Male Nominate

  • Dark brownish face
  • Bold buff eyering


Central and South America
Central America: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama
South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil



There are 8 subspecies[1]:

  • A. o. cervinigularis:
  • A. o. amusos:
  • A. o. hypophaeus:
  • A. o. pallidigularis:
  • A. o. turdinus:
  • Tropical northern and western Amazon basin
  • A. o. ochrolaemus:
  • A. o. auricularis:
  • North-eastern Bolivia (Rio Beni) and western Brazil (Rio Purús to Rio Tapajós)

Subspecies amusos is generally considered invalid[2]


Tropical lowland evergreen cloud forests, secondary growth and coffee plantations. Observed at heights between 914 m (Costa Rica) -2,012 m (Peru).



Similar to other birds of this family, it actively explores leaves, moss, and epiphytes on the trunks of trees and bushes, looking for insects. Items recorded include ants, small frogs and lizards.


They construct a a broad shallow cup nest from plant fibre.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2017)
  4. Birdforum Member observations

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