Formicarius analis d'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837. OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Tétéma coq-de-bois; German: Schwarzkehl-Ameisendrossel; Spanish: Chululú Enmascarado.
7 in (17-18 cm), with a black iris and white eye-ring, and short tail held erect.
Amazonian region of northern South America and in tropical Central America; from tropical southern Mexico, through appropriate habitats in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, coastal Venezuela, the Guyanas, northern and central Colombia, eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru, northern Bolivia, and widely in Amazonian Brazil.
Below 3,300 ft (1,000 m) in extremely dense undergrowth vegetation of humid tropical forest and mature secondary woodland.
Nonmigratory pairs defend a breeding territory. May forage near swarms of army ants. Song of males is a series of up to 10 fading notes.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Glean insects and other arthropods from foliage in dense vegetation close to the ground.
Monogamous pairs bond for life, typically lay two eggs, and share incubation and care of nestlings and fledglings.
Not threatened. Widespread and relatively abundant. SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
No direct significance, except for the indirect economic benefits of bird-watching and ecotourism. ♦
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