Neotropical Birds

Iquitos Gnatcatcher

Polioptila clementsi

This bird normally inhabits the forest canopy in the company of other bird species and forms what is known as a mixed canopy flock. It feeds on small insects.

NPA: Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve (Important Bird Area).

Endemic: Yes, from Peru.


This bird has thin black bill and legs, grey plumage, and its chest and the bottom of its tail are white. It has long wings.

Length: 16 cm / 6 in.

Threat: Critically Endangered.

Best Time for observation: All year round.

Habitat: Varillal forests.

The greatest chances to observe this rare species is in the varillal forests located on the premises of the National Institute of Agrarian Innovation (INIA); as well as in the surroundings of the Nueva Esperanza and Mishana communities (Nanay River).