Order: Passeriformes | Family: Thamnophilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Digitally adapted
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Digitally adapted
Status: The Rufous-tailed Stiplethroat is uncommon in northern Amazonia and along the foothill of the Andes where it is known to range up to 1000 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.
Name in Spanish: Hormiguerito de Cola Rufa.
Sub-species: Rufous-tailed Stiplethroat (Epinecrophylla erythrura erythrura), (P. L. Sclater), 1890. extreme NW Brazil (W bank of upper R Negro), SE Colombia (Meta E to Vaupés and S to Putumayo), E Ecuador and NE Peru (N of R Marañón and R Amazon).
(Epinecrophylla erythrura septentrionalis), (J. T. Zimmer), 1932. E Peru (along the base of Andes S of R Marañón S to Puno) and WC Amazonian Brazil (scattered records from Amazonas S of R Solimões, E to Tefé and middle R Juruá).
Meaning of Name: Epinecrophylla: Gr. Epi= on, nekros= dead and phullon= leaf. In reference to search for insects on dead hanging leaves. erythrura: Gr. Eruthros=red and ouros, oura= tailed, tail.