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Yellow-breasted Antwren

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FemalePhoto © by Gerald FriesenEast Andes, Ecuador, April,  2018
Female
Photo © by Gerald Friesen
East Andes, Ecuador, April, 2018
Herpsilochmus axillaris

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[edit] Identification

11–12 cm (4¼-4¾ in)
Male

  • Black crown with white spots
  • Whitish supercilium
  • Mottled side of head
  • Olive-yellow upperparts

[edit] Distribution

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

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 4 subspecies[1]

  • H. a. senex:
  • Tropical and subtropical Western Andes of south-western Colombia
  • H. a. aequatorialis:
  • Eastern slope of Andes of south-eastern Colombia and eastern Ecuador
  • H. a. puncticeps:
  • Eastern slope of Andes of northern Peru (Loreto to Huánuco)
  • H. a. axillaris:
Eastern slope of Andes of southern Peru (Junín, Cusco and Puno)

[edit] Habitat

Humid montane evergreen forests and forest edges, at heights around 800–1900 m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists almost entirely of insects, and probably spiders too. They are rarely seen alone, but usually in pairs and family groups.

[edit] Diet

They forage in pairs or family groups feeding on a variety of insects.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015 and March 2019)

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