Order: Passeriformes | Family: Polioptilidae | IUCN Status: Critically Endangered
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Alpahuayo-Mishana
Status: Endemic. The Iquitos Gnatcatcher is known only from the white-sand forest of the Alpahuayo-Mishana area near the Amazonian City of Iquitos. It is uncommon in the forest canopy where it frequently joins mixed foraging flocks. It also forages alone or in pairs. Due to its small size and faint vocalizations, it can be difficult to locate and observe.
Name in Spanish: Perlita de Iquitos.
Sub-species: Iquitos Gnatcatcher (Polioptila clementsi) Whitney, B.R. & Alonso, J.A., 2005.
Meaning of Name: Polioptila: Gr. polios = gray, and ptilon= plumage. clementsi: Named after American naturalist and ornithologist James Clements.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo), The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 10/18/2014.