Myrmothera campanisonam Hermann, 1783.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Grallaire grand-beffroi; German: Fleckenbrust- Ameisenjдger; Spanish: Chululъ Campanero.
6 in (15 cm), with a black iris, stout bill, and very short tail.
Amazonian region of northern South America, including southern Venezuela, Guyana, eastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru, northwestern Bolivia, and widely in Amazonian Brazil.
Below 3,950 ft (1,200 m) in humid tropical forest, especially where there is dense undergrowth.
Nonmigratory pairs defend a breeding territory. Song of males is a series of 5–6 whistled notes.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Forage for insects and other arthropods on or very close to the ground.
Monogamous pairs bond for life, typically lay two eggs, and share incubation and care of nestlings and fledglings.
Not threatened. Widespread and relatively abundant.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
No direct significance, except for the indirect economic benefits of bird-watching and ecotourism.
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