Chavarria L.,Coordinadora de Investigaciones de la Reserva El Jaguar |
Duriaux G.,Coordinadora de Investigaciones de la Reserva El Jaguar
Cotinga | Year: 2013
In January 2011, while conducting a survey in the Cerro Musún Natural Reserve in east-central Nicaragua, we captured a male Wing-banded Antbird Myrmornis torquata. Given that records of the taxon in Nicaragua are few, we returned in March 2011 and trapped a second male and a female. In addition to using mist-nets, we conducted a point-count survey and playback of vocalisations, which resulted in the finding of seven additional individuals. This indicates that M. torquata is locally common at Cerro Musún. Elsewhere in Nicaragua, the species is rare and very local. Historically, it has been reported from three further localities, but the persistence of those populations is unknown.