Order: Passeriformes | Family: Thamnophilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. Manu Peru |Rondonia Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Females | Loc. Manu Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. ASucumbios, Ecuador | Amazonian Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. Amazonian Brazil
Status: The Gray Antwren is fairly common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1100 m along the east slope of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Hormiguerito Gris.
Sub-species: Gray Antwren (Myrmotherula menetriesii pallida), Berlepsch and E. Hartert, 1902. SW Venezuela (W Bolívar, Amazonas), NW Brazil (Roraima and Amazonas N of R Amazon), E Colombia, E Ecuador and NE Peru (N of R Amazon and R Marañón).
(Myrmotherula menetriesii menetriesii), (d’Orbigny), 1837. EC & SE Peru (S of R Amazon and R Marañón), SW Amazonian Brazil (E to R Madeira, S to Acre) and NW Bolivia (W Pando, La Paz, and along the base of the Andes to W Santa Cruz).
Meaning of Name: Myrmotherula: Gr. Combination word myrmothera= a genus (Velliot,1916, antpitta) Myrmotherula= diminutive of Myrmothera. menetriesii: In honor of Édouard Ménétriés (1802-1861) French zoologist, collector in Brazil 1822-1824 and Russia 1829-1830.
assimilis: L. assimilis= similar, like.