Chestnut-belted Gnateater

It is a small dark bird with a relatively stout bill, brown upperparts and crown , a white supercilium, and pinkish-grey legs. The male has a black frontlet, face and throat, a rufous chest, and buff or white belly. The female has a rufous face, throat and chest, and a buff or white belly. Males of the subspecies snethlageae and pallida are distinctive, as the black of the face and throat extends well onto the central chest, with rufous of the underparts limitied to the edge of the black chest.

The Chestnut-belted Gnateater is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Chestnut-belted Gnateater (Conopophaga aurita) is a species of bird in the Conopophagidae family, the gnateaters. It is found in the Amazon Basin of northern Brazil, southern Colombia and eastern Peru and Ecuador; also the Guianan countries of Guyana, Suriname and eastern French Guiana. Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland forests. It includes the taxa snethlageae and pallida of the south-eastern Amazon as subspecies. More

The range of the Chestnut-belted Gnateater is throughout the Amazon Basin, centered on the Amazon River. The following range limits are: it covers the entire downstream half of the regions in the south Basin and does not extend into Bolivia. More

Chestnut-belted Gnateater, Ecuador, Sacha Lodge, Amazon October 2005 © Sam Woods/Tropical Birding www.tropicalbirding. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Conopophagidae
Genus : Conopophaga
Species : aurita
Authority : (Gmelin, 1789)