Esmeraldas Antbird (Myrmeciza nigricauda) - HBW 8, p. 660
French: Alapi des Esmeraldas
German: Schiefergrauer Ameisenvogel
Spanish: Hormiguero de Esmeraldas
Taxonomy: Myrmeciza nigricauda Salvin and Godman, 1892, Intag, Imbabura, Ecuador.
Genus appears not to represent a monophyletic grouping, but traditional arrangement maintained pending further phylogenetic study. Forms a superspecies with M. laemosticta, and female formerly treated as a race of that species; also close to C. berlepschi. Male was formerly placed with latter species in separate genus, and known as Sipia rosenbergi; sexes only relatively recently recognized as belonging to same species. Monotypic.
Distribution: Pacific slope in W Colombia (S from C Chocó) and W Ecuador (S to El Oro).
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Song given by a lone female after playback. Locality Refugio Paz de las Aves, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Scott Olmstead 4 March 2008 3 years ago 3
Call notes. Locality Milpe, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
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