Miguel Lezama

Ash-throated antwren

Herpsilochmus parkeri

This bird forages in the canopy and understorey of the mountainous rainforest, often in flocks of mixed species.

NPA: Alto Mayo Protected Forest (Important Bird Area).

Endemic: Yes, from Peru.


The males have more grey on their throat, chest and flanks. The females have superciliums, throats and chests of a distinctive suede color. As this bird is difficult to spot, it is often attracted using playback.

Length: 12 cm / 5 in.

Threat: Endangered.

Best Time for observation: All year round.

Habitat: Canopy and montane rainforests.

This bird is most likely to be seen in La LlanterĂ­a, in the northern part of the NPA.