|Long-billed Gnatwren Ramphocaenus
Brazilian name: Bico-assovelado
The Long-billed Gnatwren is distributed from southern Mexico through Central America to Colombia, Ecuador and Peru and in the Amazon and Orinoco Basins with disjunct populations down the east coast of Brazil from Paraíba to Santa Catarina.
|It is found in dense
undergrowth and viny tangles in humid forest and secondary
woodland where it feeds on insects and spiders. It is a very
active little bird and uses its long bill to pick its prey off
leaves and twigs.
There are about 15 sub-species which vary in colouration and the extent of white on the tail. The tail is often seen cocked or swinging about.
|There are recordings on
xeno-canto and additional information
available via Avibase.
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