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Male on the left; female on the right
Photo © by arthurgrosset
Borba, Amazonas, Brazil
Microrhopias quixensis


Female, Subspecies virgatus
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Canopy Tower, Soberania National Park, Semaphore Hill, Panamá Province, Panama, December 2017

11–12 cm (4¼-4¾ in)

  • Black
  • Broad white wing bar
  • White spotted wing coverts


  • Slate above
  • Rufous below
  • White spotted wing coverts


  • Soot brown upperparts
  • Dull cinnamon underparts


Mexico through Central America to Panama and along western Colombia to western Ecuador, and disjunct from that a second South American population centered in Brazil to Peru and eastern Ecuador and east to the Guianas but not found in Venezuela.



Ten subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • M. q. boucardi: Tropical south-eastern Mexico to Belize, eastern Guatemala, northern Honduras
  • M. q. virgatus: South-eastern Honduras and eastern Nicaragua to Costa Rica and Panama
  • M. q. consobrina: Eastern Panama to western Colombia and western Ecuador
  • M. q. microstictus: Southern Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and north-eastern Amazonian Brazil
  • M. q. quixensis: Southern Colombia to eastern Ecuador and north-eastern Peru
  • M. q. intercedens: Lowlands of central Peru and south-western Amazonian Brazil
  • M. q. nigriventris: Eastern slope of Andes of central Peru (San Mart¡n to northern Cusco)
  • M. q. albicauda: South-eastern Peru (Cusco, Madre de Dios, Puno) and adjacent northern Bolivia (Pando)
  • M. q. bicolor: South-central Amazonian Brazil
  • M. q. emiliae: Amazonian Brazil (River Tapajos to River Tocantins, northern Mato Grosso)


They are found in the middle storey of humid lowland and foothill evergreen forests and forest borders.



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


The nest is cup shaped and made from plant material and dead leaves. The 2 brown spotted, white eggs are incubated by both parents who also both care for the young.


Call: whistled peep
Song: chee chee chee-che-che-chr,r,r,r.


  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 July 2018)
  3. Wikipedia

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