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Photo © by Thibaud Aronson
Fantasy Island, Amazon, Colombia, 11 November 2022
Myrmoborus lugubris


12–13 cm

  • Bluish-grey crown and upperparts
  • Greyish forehead


South America: found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.



There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • M. l. berlepschi:
  • North-eastern Peru (Loreto) and extreme western Amazonian Brazil
  • M. l. stictopterus:
  • Central Amazonian Brazil (lower River Negro and adjacent River Solimões)
  • M. l. femininus :
  • South-central Amazonian Brazil (lower River Madeira)
  • M. l. lugubris:
  • Central Brazil (along both banks of River Amazon)


Mostly found on river islands in waterside forests.



They mostly feed on or just above the ground on insects and spiders.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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