Order: Passeriformes | Family: Thamnophilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Pichincha, Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Chucuri, Colombia
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Santa Elena, Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Pichincha, Ecuador
Identification & Behavior:
~10.5 cm (4.1 in)
. The male Slaty Antwren is gray with a black bib that extends to the middle of the belly. It has white wing bars. The female is gray-brown above and rufous-brown below without discernible wing bars. It forages in the mid-story of humid montane forest often along with mixed species flocks. It is similar to the White-flanked Antwren
but the male is distinguished by lacking white flanks and not flicking the wings. The female does not show discernible wing bares. The White-flanked Antwren ranges at lower elevations.
Status: The Slaty Antwren is uncommon and widespread in humid montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1100-2000 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Hormiguerito Pizarroso.
Sub-species: Slaty Antwren (Myrmotherula schisticolor interior), (Chapman), 1914.
Meaning of Name: Myrmotherula: Gr. Combination word myrmothera= a genus (Velliot,1916,
antpitta) Myrmotherula= diminutive of Myrmothera. schisticolor: Gr. Skhistos, schistus= cloven, slate.
See more of the Family Thamnophilidae
- 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 03/01/2017.