Dugand’s Antwren (Herpsilochmus dugandi)

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

dugand's_antwren
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Loreto, Peru

dugand's_antwren
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. No Data

dugand's_antwren
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. No Data

dugand's_antwren
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. No Data


Identification & Behavior: ~12 cm (4.7 in). The male Dugand’s Antwren has a black cap bordered by a broad grayish-white supercilium. The back is gray. The wing coverts are black with two white wing bars. The underparts are grayish white. The tail feathers are tipped with large white spots. The female is similar but has a brownish crown, mottled supercilium, and yellow-tinged belly. It forages in the canopy and sub-canopy of terra firme forest in Amazonia almost always with mixed species flocks. It is very similar to the Creamy-bellied Antwren but their ranges do not overlap.

Status: The Dugand’s Antwren is rare and widespread in northern Amazonia on the north side of the Amazon River. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Hormiguerito de Dugand.

Sub-species: Dugand’s Antwren (Herpsilochmus dugandi), Meyer de Schauensee, 1945.

Meaning of Name: Herpsilochmus: Gr. Herpo= to creep about and lokhme= thicket, copse. dugandi: In honor of Armando Dugand (1906-1971) Colombian botanist.

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Distribution Mapdugand's antwrenVoice


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