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Epinecrophylla haematonota

Stipple-throated Antwren

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thamnophilidae

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Epinecrophylla haematonota

Pousada Rio Roosevelt, Rio Roosevelt, Amazonas, Brazil; 19 June 2010 © Ivan Sjögren

This dead-leaf specialist, which method of foraging characterizes the entire genus Epinecrophylla, is widely distributed from central Amazonian Brazil north to southern Venezuela and south to northern Bolivia, as well as west to northeast Ecuador. Three subspecies are recognized, two of which differ reasonably well in overall coloration in both sexes, and there also seems to be some vocal variation, at least in those populations north and south of the Amazon. The Stipple-throated Antwren inhabits lowland terra firme forest throughout its range, only occasionally ranging into other forest types, and is only locally found above 500 m, although there are records to 1300 m in the north of the species’ range. It is generally considered uncommon to fairly common, and within the mixed-species flocks that the Stipple-throated Antwren almost invariably attends, the species draws attention by virtue of its acrobatic foraging behavior.

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Recommended Citation

. 2010. Stipple-throated Antwren (Epinecrophylla haematonota), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=379891

This map provided by Robert S. Ridgely.

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