Hylophylax naevia J.F. Gmelin, 1789. OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Alapi paludicole; German: Braunflecken-Waldwächter; Spanish: Hormiguero de Espalda Punteada.
4.5 in (11.5 cm), with a gray iris, and short tail.
Amazonian region of northern South America, including southern Venezuela, Guyana, southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru, northern Bolivia, and widely in Amazonian Brazil.
Below 3,600 ft (1,100 m) in undergrowth vegetation of terra-firme (non-flooded) and flooded tropical forest.
Nonmigratory pairs defend a breeding territory. Song is a fast, high-pitched series of wheezy notes.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Glean insects and other arthropods from foliage in dense lower-canopy vegetation.
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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