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Ampelornis griseiceps


12·5–13·5 cm
Grey hood contrasting with brown mantle. Wing coverts blackish tipped white in male or buffy in female.


South America: found in southern-most Ecuador and neighboring Peru (Tumbes, Piura).


This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly placed in genus Myrmeciza.


Above sea levels but not in high mountains in forest, and especially in disturbed areas attracted to bamboo and other areas of dense undergrowth.


Often found in mixed foraging flocks.


Little is know about their diet, but they obviously eat insects, including spiders and stick insects.


  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 June 2014)

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