Scaled antbird

Drymophila squamata

TAXONOMY

Drymophila squamata M.H.K. Lichtenstein, 1823. OTHER COMMON NAMES

French: Grisin écaillé; German: Schuppenameisenfänger; Spanish: Tiluch Escamado.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS 5 in (11.5 cm), with a long tail.

DISTRIBUTION

Eastern coastal Brazil.

HABITAT

Below 2,000 ft (600 m) in understory vegetation of humid tropical forest, forest-edges, and mature secondary forest.

BEHAVIOR

Nonmigratory pairs defend a breeding territory. Song is a raspy series of descending notes, sometimes echoed by the female.

FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET

Glean insects and other arthropods from foliage in dense vegetation near ground level.

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

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

BEHAVIOR

Nonmigratory pairs defend a breeding territory. Often in mixed-species foraging flocks. Song is an accelerating trill.

FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET

Glean insects and other arthropods from foliage in the upper parts of the forest canopy.

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

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

CONSERVATION STATUS

Not threatened. Locally abundant.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS

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

CONSERVATION STATUS

Not threatened. Locally abundant.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS

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

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