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Herpsilochmus gentryi


10-11 cm
Underside and side of head yellowish, upperside with dark grey base color but wings covering most of the upperside have extensive white edges on flight feathers and white tips on covert producing 2-3 wing bars.


South America: found in extreme south-eastern Ecuador and northern Peru.




Moist sandy soil lowland forests below 200 m asl.


Food preference poorly known but likely smaller invertebrates. Often joins mixed species flocks where using the upper levels of the trees and the thinner branches and leaves for fouraging.


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Zimmer, K., M.L. Isler, and C.J. Sharpe (2020). Ancient Antwren (Herpsilochmus gentryi), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D.A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.ancant1.01
  4. Schulenberg, T. S. & Stotz, D. F. & Lane, D. F. & O'Neill, J. P. & Parker III, T. A. & Egg, A. B. (2010). Birds of Peru: Revised and Updated Edition. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0691130231
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