White-eyed Stiplethroat (Epinecrophylla leucophthalma)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Acre, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Para, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Los Amigos, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Acre, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~11 cm (4.3 in). The male White-eyed Stiplethroat has brown upperparts and tail. The sides of the head and rest of the underparts are gray. The throat is (unevenly) checkered with black with white. The wing coverts are black with brown wing bars. The female is mostly brown with black wing covers and rich-brown wing bars. In both sexes, the iris is light gray. It forages in the upper understory and midstory of the forest in Amazonia. It is similar to the Rufous-backed Stiplethroat but is distinguished by having a brown mantle concolor with the rest of the upperparts and by the light gray iris.

Status: The White-eyed Stiplethroat is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1500 m along the east slope of the Andes. It also occurs in Br and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Hormiguerito de Ojo Blanco.

Sub-species: White-eyed Stiplethroat (Epinecrophylla leucophthalma leucophthalma), (Pelzeln), 1869.  E Peru (E of R Ucayali), W Brazil S of R Amazon (E to lower R Madeira and drainage of R Aripuanã) and NW & NE Bolivia (Pando, NE Santa Cruz).
(Epinecrophylla leucophthalma dissita), (J. Bond), 1950.  SE Peru (Puno) and adjacent Bolivia (La Paz).

Meaning of Name: Epinecrophylla: Gr. Epi= on, nekros= dead and phullon= leaf. In reference to search for insects on dead hanging leaves. leucophthalma: Gr. Leukos= white and ophthalmos= eye.

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