Drymophila squamata M.H.K. Lichtenstein, 1823.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Grisin йcaillй; German: Schuppenameisenfдnger; Spanish: Tiluchн Escamado.
5 in (11.5 cm), with a long tail.
Eastern coastal Brazil.
Below 2,000 ft (600 m) in understory vegetation of humid tropical forest, forest-edges, and mature secondary forest.
Nonmigratory pairs defend a breeding territory. Song is a raspy series of descending notes, sometimes echoed by the female.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Glean insects and other arthropods from foliage in dense vegetation near ground level.
Monogamous pairs bond for life, typically lay two eggs, and share incubation and care of nestlings and fledglings.
Not threatened. Locally abundant.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
No direct significance, except for the indirect economic benefits of bird-watching and ecotourism.
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