Brazilian name: Papa-taoca
The White-backed Fire-eye is distributed in several disjunct areas covering Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil south of the lower Amazon and in Pernambuco.
|It is found in dense tangles
of forest understorey where it can be difficult to see as it
forages for a variety of insects, spiders, centipedes, etc.,
usually disturbed by army ant swarms.
The male is glossy black with a red eye and white interscapular patch. The female varies between sub-species but is generally brown with a dark to black head.
There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase.
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