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Eastern Ecuador
Myrmoborus myotherinus



  • Bluish-grey above
  • Black side of the head and throat
  • Narrow greyish white forehead and supercilium
  • Dark grey underparts
  • Black wing coverts with white edging which shows as 3 white wing-bars
  • Red iris


  • Brown above
  • Black mask
  • White throat
  • Buff underparts, forehead, supercilium and wingbars.


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



There are 7 generally recognised subspecies:

  • M. m. elegans:
  • M. m. myotherinus:
  • M. m. incanus:
  • North-western Amazonian Brazil (along north bank of River Solimões)
  • M. m. ardesiacus:
  • Western Brazil (River Japurá to lower River Negro)
  • M. m. proximus:
  • Western Brazil (south bank of River Amazon from River Purús to River Madeira)
  • M. m. sororius:
  • South-central Amazonian Brazil (south-eastern Amazonas, Rondônia)
  • M. m. ochrolaemus:
  • Brazil south of River Amazon (River Madeira to Tocantins, Mato Grosso)

Subspecies napensis is not recognised by all authorities. Subspecies ochrolaema is sometimes spelt ochrolaemus[2]


Up to 700 m in the mid-and upper-canopy of humid tropical and mature secondary forest.



The diet includes insects and other arthropods.


Monogamous. The clutch consists of two eggs. Both adults share incubation and care of the young.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. Answers.com

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