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.
From Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama in Central America to the Pacific lowlands of western Colombia and adjacent northwestern Ecuador.
Below 2,950 ft (900 m) in dense vegetation along the edges of humid tropical forest and regenerating clearings.
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.
Monogamous pairs bond for life, typically lay two eggs, and share incubation and care of nestlings and fledglings.
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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