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Phlegopsis nigromaculata
Photo by Robert Scanlon
Cumaceba Lodge, nr Iquitos, Peru, January 2005

Identification

  • Large red bare area around the eye
  • Black head, neck and under parts
  • Brown abdomen
  • Olive-brown back and coverts
  • Rufous-chestnut primaries and tail
  • Black spots on the back, coverts and secondaries.

Distribution

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

Taxonomy

Subspecies[1]

There are 4 subspecies:

  • P. n. nigromaculata:
  • P. n. bowmani:
  • South-central Amazonian Brazil and north-eastern Bolivia (northern Santa Cruz)
  • P. n. confinis:
  • Northern Amazonian Brazil (River Xingú to River Tocantins and River Araguaia)
  • P. n. paraensis:
  • Eastern Brazil south of River Amazon (River Tocantins to western Maranhão)

Habitat

Moist lowland forests and swamps.

Behaviour

Groups may be found near ant swarms.

Diet

The diet includes ants and insects.

Vocalisation

Song: heeee... heergh... huugh.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Birds of Manu
  4. BF Member observations

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External Links

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