Ashy Antwren (Myrmotherula grisea)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Thamnophilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Curva Alegre, Puno

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Putina Punco, Puno

Identification & Behavior: ~10 cm (4 in). The male Ashy Antwren is uniformly gray without markings. The Female is gray-brown above and rufous-brown below also without markings. It forages in the understory of humid montane forest often in the company of mixed species flocks. The female is similar to the also unmarked and similarly colored female Slaty Antwren but is distinguished by having less saturated colors. The vocalization and the nearly always accompanying male should be considered when identifying these female antwrens.

Status: The Ashy Antwren uncommon to rare in montane forests of extreme southeast Peru in Puno at elevations ranging between 750-1600 m. A disjunct population also occurs in montane forests of northeast Cusco. The Ashy Antwren also occurs in Bo.

Name in Spanish: Hormiguerito Cenizo.

Sub-species: Ashy Antwren (Myrmotherula grisea), Carriker 1935.

Meaning of Name: Myrmotherula: Gr. Combination word myrmothera= a genus (Velliot,1916,
antpitta) Myrmotherula= diminutive of Myrmothera. grisea: L. griseum= griseus, grisius, gray.

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Distribution Mapashy antwren