Siptornopsis hypochondriacus Salvin, 1895.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Synallaxe а poitrine rayйe; German: Salvinschlьpfer; Spanish: Canastero Grande.
Body length is about 7.5 in (18.5 cm). Bill is short, slightly downcurved, and pointed. The body is relatively robust, and the tail is long and indistinctly forked. The sexes are similar. The back and tail are colored olive-brown, the wings are olivebrown with rufous patches, the throat and belly are whitish streaked with brown on the flanks, the crown of the head is olive, and there is a white stripe over the eye.
An endemic, little-known species that only occurs in a small area, in the Rio Maranon Valley of northern Peru.
Occurs on slopes in humid, dense montane shrubs and forest. Mostly occurs at elevations of 6,550–9,850 ft (2,000–3,000 m).
Not well known. Occurs as pairs. The song is a loud chatter.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Forages for insects and other small invertebrates.
Constructs a large, bulky, roofed nest of sticks. Both the male and female incubate the eggs and rear the nestlings.
An endemic species, and listed as Vulnerable because of its small range and few known populations. Its habitat is thought to be declining in area because of conversion into agricultural land-use and other disturbances. This little-known species should be better-studied, and its critical habitat conserved.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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