Fulvousbellied antpitta

Hylopezus dives

TAXONOMY

Hylopezus dives Salvin, 1865. OTHER COMMON NAMES

English: White-lored antpitta; French: Grallaire a ventre fauve; German: Schwarzkappen-Ameisenpitta; Spanish: Chululu de Buche Canela.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS 6 in (14.5 cm), with a black iris and very short tail.

DISTRIBUTION

From Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama in Central America to the Pacific lowlands of western Colombia and adjacent northwestern Ecuador.

HABITAT

Below 2,950 ft (900 m) in dense vegetation along the edges of humid tropical forest and regenerating clearings.

BEHAVIOR

Nonmigratory pairs defend a breeding territory. Song of males is a series of 6-8 whistled notes.

FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET

Forage for insects and other arthropods on or very close to the ground.

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

Monogamous pairs bond for life, typically lay two eggs, and share incubation and care of nestlings and fledglings.

CONSERVATION STATUS

Not threatened. Relatively abundant.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS

No direct significance, except for the indirect economic benefits of bird-watching and ecotourism. ♦

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