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ANTBIRDS - Antbirds

Order Passeriformes    Family Thamnophilidae

The Antbirds of family Thamnophilidae occur in tropical and subtropical Central and South America. There are more than 200 species, known variously as  antwrens, antbirds and antshrikes (here ordered by size with antwrens the smallest and antshrikes the largest). Other miscellaneous names for some of the species in the Thamnophilidae family are: antvireos, bare-eyes, bushbird, fire-eyes. Collective, members of the Thamnophilidae family are known as antbirds. They not closely related to the wrens, vireos or shrikes.

Most species live in forests and most feed in the understory and midstory of the forest, although a few feed in the canopy and a few on the ground. They feed on ants and other insects. They use a number of techniques to obtain prey. The majority of antbirds are arboreal, with most of those feeding in the understory, many in the middle story and some in the canopy. A few species feed in the leaf litter; The antbirds that forage arboreally show a number of techniques and specialisations. Some species perch-glean, perching on a branch watching for prey and snatching it by reaching forward, where others sally from a perch and snatch prey on the wing.

Thamnophilidae are related to antpittas of family Grallariidae and the antthrushes of family Formicariidae.


Genus Cercomacra

Antbird,_Bananal   Cercomacra ferdinandi   Found: wetlands of the central Araguaia river in Brazil
The male Bananal Antbird has mainly black plumage; white tipped wing coverts. Female has mainly gray plumage; narrow white streaks on throat, breast; wing and tail pattern same as male.
Image by: 1) Ciro_Albano  2) Marco_Cruz
1) Female 2) Male


Antbird,_Gray   Cercomacra cinerascens   Found: South America
The male Gray Antbird has gray plumage; light fringing on wing coverts, Female has dull brown plumage.
Image by: 1) Giraud-Audine - French Guiana  2) Claudio_Timm - Brazil
1) Female ) Male


Antbird,_Jet Cercomacra nigricans  Found: northern South America
The male Jet Antbird has mainly dark plumage; bold white wing markings. Female similar to make but not as dark.
Image by: 1, 2) Nick Athanas - Ecuador  3) Barloventomagico - Venezuela
1) Female 2, 3) Male


Antbird,_Manu   Cercomacra manu   Found: Bolivia, Brazil, Peru
The Manu Antbird is found near stands of Guadua bamboo that occur along rivers. Male has gray plumage; white wingbars. Female has gray underparts; brownish tone to upperparts.
Image by: 1) hbw.com
1) Male


Antbird,_Mato_Grosso Cercomacra melanaria  Found: Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay
The male Mato Grosson Antbird has mainly black plumage; white wingbars. Female similar to make but not as dark. Female has gray-brown upperparts; paler underparts; white wingbars, eye-ring.
Image by: 1, 3) Nick Athanas - Brazil  2, 4) Hector Bottai - Brazil
1, 2) Male 3, 4) Female


Antbird,_Rio_Branco   Cercomacra carbonaria   Found: northern Brazil along Rio Branco; southwest Guyana
The male Rio Branco Antbird has mainly black plumage; white wing and tail markings. Female has gray upperparts; orange underparts.
Image by: 1) Marcelo Camacho  2) Joao_Quental
1) Female 2) Male


Antbird_Rio_de_Janeiro   Cercomacra brasiliana   Found: Brazilian Atlantic Forest (central Bahia south to Rio de Janeiro)
The male Rio de Janeiro Antbird has mainly gray plumage; darker tail; white wingbar. Female has brown and tawny plumage.
Image by: 1) Ciro_Albano 2) Bruno_Renno
1) Female 2) Male



Genus Cercomacroides  also Cercomacra 

Antbird,_Black Cercomacroides serva  Found: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru
The male Black Antbird has mainly black plumage; white wing bars. Female has brown upperparts; darler tail; rufous-buff underparts;
Image by: 1) peter_hawrylyshyn  2) Nick Athanas - Ecuador


Antbird,_Blackish Cercomacroides nigrescens  Found: Soutn America
The male Blackish Antbird has dark gray plumage; tiny white marking on wings. Female  has brown upperparts; cinnamon underparts. The Riparian Antbird formerly considered subspecies of Blackish Antbird.
Image by: 1, 2) Nick Athanas -  Ecuador
1) Female 2) Male


Antbird,_Dusky Cercomacroides tyrannina  Found: southeast Mexico to much of northern South America
The male Dusky Antbird has mainly blackish-gray upperparts;  paler gray underparts; 2 white wingbars. Female has brown upperparts; rufous-cinnamon underparts.
Similar to: Parker's Antbird. Male Parker's Antbird has longer tail and also more olivaceous flanks than male Dusky Antbird. Female Parker's Antbird has olive-gray upperparts versus brown for Dusky Antbird.
Image by: 1) Michael_Woodruff - Ecuador  2) Nick Athanas - Panama
1) Female 2) Male


Antbird,_Parker's   Cercomacroides parkeri   Found: Columbia
Malr Parker's Antbird has mainly gray plumage. Female mainly olive-gray uppperparts; rufous-cinnamon underparts.
Similar to: Dusky Antbird. Male Parker's Antbird has longer tail and also more olivaceous flanks than male Dusky Antbird. Female Parker's Antbird has olive-gray upperparts versus brown for Dusky Antbird.
Image by: 1)Andres_Cuervo  2) Nigel_Voaden - Columbia 3) Daniel_Uribe
1) Juvenile male  2) Female 3) Male


Antbird,_Riparian   Cercomacroides fuscicauda   Found: s. Colombia, e. Ecuador, e. Peru, n. Bolivia and sw Amazonian Brazil.
The Riparian Antbird formerly considered subspecies of Blackish Antbird.
Image by: 1, 2) Joe_Tobias - Peru


Antbird,_Willis's  Cercomacroides laeta   Found: Brazil
The Willis's Antbird was formerly considered a subspecies of Dusky Antbird.
Image by: 1) HUGO_VIANA  2) Joao_Quental



Genus Dichrozona - 1 species

Antbird,_Banded  Dichrozona cincta  Found: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela
The Banded Antwren has mainly brown upperparts; buff wingbars; pale rump-band; mainly whitish underparts with some black steaks on breast.
Image by: 1) George_Cruz



Genus Drymophila

Antbird,_Bertoi'si Drymophila rubricollis  Found: northeast Argentina, southeast Brazil, eastern Paraguay
Similar to: Ferruginous Antbird. Ferruginous Antbird has a brighter belly then Bertoni Antbird. Their songs are different: Bertoni's has raspy song, Ferruginous has 2 note song.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas  2) Claudio Timm


Antbird, Dusky-tailed  Drymophila malura  Found: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay
The male Dusky-tailed Antbird has dark olive-gray upperparts; white streaked black head, breast. Female has cinnamon-brown upperparts; buffy-brown underparts.
Image by: 1) Biodiversity_Heritage_Library  2) Daniel_Duarte  3) Dario Sanches - Brazil  4) yy - Brazil
1) Pair 2) Female 3, 4) Male


Antbird,_East_Andean  also Long-tailed Antbird  Drymophila caudata  Found: Columbia
Image by: 1) Joseph_Wolf  2) Eduardo_Carrion_Letort


Antbird,_Ferruginous  Drymophila ferruginea  Found: Brazil
Similar to: Bertoni Antbird. Ferruginous Antbird has a brighter belly then Bertoni Antbird. Their songs are different: Bertoni's has raspy song, Ferruginous has 2 note song.
Image by: 1, 2) Dario Sanches - Serra da Cantareira State Park, São Paulo, Brazil  3) Nick Athanas - Brazil


Antbird,_Ochre-rumped Drymophila ochropyga  Found: southeast Brazil
The Ochre-rumped Antbird has black wings, tail, crown, eye-line; white supercilium; ochre rump.
Image by: 1) Sergio_Gregorio  2) yy  3) Carlos_Henrique_de_Almeida
1) Female 2, 3) Male


Antbird,_Rufous-tailed Drymophila genei  Found: southeast Atlantic forest of Brazil
The Rufous-tailed Antbird has rufous wings, tail; black-and-white mantle, underparts; black crown, eye-line.
Image by: 1) Joseph_Wolf  2) yy - Brazil  3) Carlos_Henrique_de_Almeida - Brazil


Antbird,_Santa_Marta   Drymophila hellmayri   Found: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia
Image by: 1) Brendan_Ryan


Antbird,_Scaled  Drymophila squamata  Found: eastern Brazil
The male Scaled Antbird has black and white plumage; black wings with whte wingbars; scaly looking underparts; barred tail. Female similar pattern to male, but mostly brown and white.
Image by: 1) Arthur_Grosset  2) yy  3) Hector_Bottai


Antbird,_Streak-headed  Drymophila striaticeps  Found: Bolivia to Venezuela
The male Streak-headed Antbird has black and white head, mantle, breast; streaked head; black tail. Female similar but slightly duller.
Image by: 1, 3) yy  2) Andres_Cuervo
1) Female 2, 3) Male


Antbird,_Striated  Drymophila devillei  Found: South America
Image by: 1) Tom_Ambrose



Genus Gymnocichla - 1 species

Antbird,_Bare-crowned Gymnocichla nudiceps  Found: from Belize in Central America to Columbia of South America
The male Bare-crowned Antbird has mainly black plumage; blue skin on forehead and around eyes; thin white spots on wing coverts. Female has mainly dark brown plumage; tending to olive on head; tending to red on throat, breast; blue skin on forehead and around eyes.
Image by: 1) Liliana_ChavarriaDuriaux 2) Nick Athanas - Columbia
1) Female 2) Male



Genus Gymnopithys

Antbird, Bicolored  Gymnopithys bicolor  Found: Central America, northeast South America
In Wikipedia  the Bicolored Antbird and White-cheeked Antbird are both identificed via Gymnopithys leucaspis. However, Clement's Checklist has the Bicolored Antbird as Gymnopithys bicolor. The Bicolored Antbird is not found in Brazil and the White-cheeked Antbird is not found in Central America. Comparing the photos on this webpage for these two species, it appears that the White-cheeked Antbird has more white on its face than does the Bicolored Antbird.
Image by: 1, 2, 3, 4) Dick Daniels - Soberania National Park, Panama


Antbird,_Lunulated   Gymnopithys lunulatus   Found: Ecuator, Peru
Image by: 1) Joseph_Smit  2) Luke_Seitz


Antbird,_Rufous-throated   Gymnopithys rufigula   Found: Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela.
Image by: 1) Simon_Speich  2) Dave_Curtis - Guyana  3) Joao_Quental


Antbird,_White-cheeked   Gymnopithys leucaspis   Found: Brazil, Columbia, Peru
In Wikipedia  the Bicolored Antbird and White-cheeked Antbird are both identificed via Gymnopithys leucaspis. However, Clement's Checklist has the Bicolored Antbird as Gymnopithys bicolor. The Bicolored Antbird is not found in Brazil and the White-cheeked Antbird is not found in Central America. Comparing the photos on this webpage for these two species, it appears that the White-cheeked Antbird has more white on its face than does the Bicolored Antbird.
Image by: 1) Anselmo d'Affonseca



Genus Hypocnemis
The warbling-antbirds.

Antbird,_Guianan_Warbling-   Hypocnemis cantator   Found: northern South America
The Guianan Warbling-Antbird is found at lower levels in humid forest in the Guianas, far eastern Venezuela (with Guyana), and north-eastern Brazil (north of the Amazon River and east of the lower Negro River and the Branco River)
Image by: 1, 2) Feroze_Omardeen - Guyana


Antbird,_Imeri_Warbling- Hypocnemis flavescens  Found: northwest Brazil, southeast Columbia, southern Venezuela
The Imeri Warbling-Antbird is very similar to Peruvean Warbling-Antbird. Even the vocalizations are similar.
Image by: 1) yy - Columbia  2) Joao_Quental - Brazil


Antbird,_Manicore_Warbling-   Hypocnemis rondoni   Found: Brazil
Image by: 1) Fabio_Schunck


Antbird,_Peruvean_Warbling-  Hypocnemis peruviana   Found: Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru
Similar to: Imeri Warbling-Antbird. Imeri Warbling-Antbird is very similar to Peruvean Warbling-Antbird. Even the vocalizations are similar.
Similar to: Yellow-breasted Warbling-Antbird. Peruvean Warbling-Antbird has white breast;  Yellow-breasted Warbling-Antbird has yellow breast.
Image by: 1) yy - Ecuador
1) Female


Antbird,_Rondonia_Warbling-   Hypocnemis ochrogyna   Found: northeast Bolivia, Rondônia (state of Brazil)
The Rondonia Warbling-Antbird separated from Peruvian Warbling-Antbird by Rio Madeira; from Spix's Warbling-Antbird by Rio Roosevelt.
Image by: 1) Andy_and_Gill_Swash - Brazil  2) Greg_and_Yvonne_Dean
1) Female 2) Male


Antbird,_Spix's_Warbling-   Hypocnemis striata   Found: southeast Amazon of Brazil
Its range abuts that of the Peruvian Warbling-Antbird to the west, which species occurs on the opposite bank of the Rio Madeira, and the Rondonia Warbling-Antbird to the southwest.
Image by: 1) Ciro_Albano  2, 3) Arthur_Grosset
1) Female 2, 3) Male


Antbird,_Yellow-breasted_Warbling-  Hypocnemis subflava  Found: Bolivia, Brazil, Peru
Similar to: Peruvean Warbling-Antbird. Peruvean Warbling-Antbird has white breast;  Yellow-breasted Warbling-Antbird has yellow breast.
Image by: 1) Adrian_Eisen_Rupp



Genus Hypocnemoides
These two species are found in swampy areas of northern South America. They are fairly small birds, with a short tail and longish bill. Their plumage is gray with areas of black and white. They forage for food near water in the understory or on the ground.

Antbird,_Black-chinned   Hypocnemoides melanopogon   Found: northern South America
The male Black-chinned Antbird has dark gray upperparts; black tail with white tip; white wing coverts tips; black throat. Female has white chin; whitish underparts.
Similar to: Band-tailed Antbird. There is limited overlap in their distributions with the Band-tailed Antbird occurring to the south of the Amazon River and the Black-chinned Antbird mainly found to the north.
Image by: 1, 2) Dave_Curtis - Guyana
1) Female 2) Male


Antbird,_Band-tailed   Hypocnemoides maculicauda   Found:
Similar to: Black-chinned Antbird. There is limited overlap in their distributions with the Band-tailed Antbird occurring to the south of the Amazon River and the Black-chinned Antbird mainly found to the north.
Image by: 1) Hector_Bottai  2) Claudio_Timm
1) Male, male on bottom 2) Male



Genus Hylophylax

Antbird,_Dot-backed Hylophylax punctulatus  Found: northern South America
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Ecuador  2) Hector_Bottai - Brazil  3) Marcel Holyoak - Perui
1) Female 2, 3) Male


Antbird,_Spot-backed Hylophylax naevius  Found: northern South America
Image by: 1) Philip_Stouffer - Brazil  2) Nick Athanas - Columbia  3) José Loiza - Ecuador
2, 3) Male


Antbird,_Spotted  Hylophylax naevioides  Found: southern Central America, northwestern South America
The male Spotted Antbird has chestnut back; mainly white underparts with closely packed black spots on breast; grayish-black head. Female browner version of male,
Image by: 1, 3) Dick Daniels - Soberania National Park, Panama 2, 4) Nick Athanas - Ecuador
1,2 ) Female  3, 4) Male



Genus Myrmeciza

Antbird,_Blue-lored   Myrmeciza immaculata   Found: Nicaragua, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Venezuela
The Blue-lored Antbird has blue bare skin before the eye and white behind the eye. Male has black plumage; female has mainly rufous-brown plumage; gray forehead; dark tail.
Image by: 1, 3) David_Cook - Ecuador  2) Hans_Zwitzer - Costa Rica  4) Lip_kee - Ecuador


Antbird,_Black-throated Myrmeciza atrothorax also Myrmophylax atrothorax   Found: central South America
Image by: 1) Kurazo_Okada  2) Nick Athanas - Ecuador  3) Barloventomagico - Venezuela


Antbird,_Chestnut-backed Myrmeciza exsul also Poliocrania exsul  Found: from eastern Nicaragua to western Ecuador
The male Chestnut-backed Antwren has mainly chestnut upperparts; blackish head, neck, breast; bare blue skin around eyes; brown flanks, belly. Female has brownish-black head, neck; chestnut underparts.
Image by: 1) Sergey_Pisarevskiy - Costa Rica  2, 3) Nick Athanas - Ecuador


Antbird,_Chestnut-tailed   Myrmeciza hemimelaena   Found: southern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru, northern Bolivia
Image by: 1) Joaquin_Ugarte  2) Ryan_Merrill - Peru
1) Female 2) Male


Antbird,_Dull-mantled   Myrmeciza laemosticta   Found: Costa Rica to northwest Venezuela
The male Dull-mantled Antbird has mainly brown upperparts; white dots on wing coverts; dark gray head; red eyes; black throat; dark gray underparts. Female similar; black on throat placed by black and white stripes.
Image by: 1) Biodiversity_Heritage_Library  2) Francesco_Veronesi - Costa Rica


Antbird,_Esmeraldas Myrmeciza nigricauda also Sipia nigricauda  Found: Pacific slope of northwestern South America
The male Esmeraldas Antbird has mainly dark gray plumage; browner over rump, wing; red eyes. Female has largely brown upperparts; ochre-brown vental region; red eyes.
Image by: 1) Arley_Vargas  3) Nick Athanas - Ecuador
2) Male


Antbird,_Ferruginous-backed  Myrmeciza ferruginea also Myrmoderus ferrugineus  Found: Guyanas and the northern Amazon Basin
The Ferruginous-backed Antbird has mainly warm brown upperparts; black wing coverts bordered spots; pale blue orbital patch; black face; buffy ventral region. Male has black chin; female white.
Image by: 1) Kurazo_Okada  2) Nick Athanas - Brazil


Antbird,_Goeldi's   Myrmeciza goeldii   Found: northern Bolivia, western Brazil, southeast Peru
The male Goeldi's Antbird has black plumage; blue bare skin behind eye; red eyes. Female has light rufous-brown upperparts,; gray forehead, white throat; pale underparts.
Image by: 1) Joe Tobias  2) Claudio_Timm
1) Female 2) Male


Antbird,_Gray-bellied  Myrmeciza pelzelni also  Ammonastes pelzelni  Found: Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela
The Gray-bellied Antbird has mainly brown upperparts; whitish spotted wing-coverts. Male has black throat, breast; becoming gray over belly. Female has mainly pale underparts.
Image by: 1) Pablo_Florez  2) Nick Athanas - Columbia 3) Ian_Davies
1) Female 2, 3) Male


Antbird,_Gray-headed Myrmeciza griseiceps also Ampelornis griseiceps also  Found: Ecuador, Peru
The male Gray-headed Antbird has dark gray head, nape, underparts; olive mantle. Female has lighter gray and more olive.
Image by: 1) Daniel_Lane  2, 3) Nick Athanas - Ecuador
1) Female 2, 3) Male


Antbird,_Magdalena Myrmeciza palliata also Sipia palliata  Found: Columbia, Venezuela
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Columbia
1) Male


Antbird,_Plumbeous  Myrmeciza hyperythra also Myrmelastes hyperythrus Found: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
The male Plumbeous Antbird has mainly dark gray plumage; white dots on wing coverts; pale blue orbital skin. Female has lighter gray upperparts; white dots on wing coverts; bright rufous underparts.
Image by: 1) Marcel_Holyoak - Peru2) Nick Athanas - Peru


Antbird,_Scalloped   Myrmeciza ruficauda   Found: near east coast Brazil
Image by: 1, 2) Bossilima
1) Female 2) Male


Antbird,_Sooty Myrmeciza fortis also Hafferia fortis  Found: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
The male Sooty Antbird has sooty gray plumage; light blue bare orbital skin; red eyes.  Female has mainly gray plumage; rufous crown, wings, tail; light blue bare orbital skin; red eyes.
Image by: 1, 2) Arthur_Grosset  3) Nick Athanas - Ecuador
1, 2) Female 3) Male


Antbird,_Squamate Myrmeciza squamosa  also Myrmoderus squamosus  Found: Brazil
The Squamate Antbird has white supercilium; black face, throat; black wing coverts with two white wingbars; black and white scaly breast. Female upperparts similar; dark face; faint pale superciliump; whitish throat; whitish underparts with some scalloping.
Similar to: White-bibbed Antbird. White-bibbed Antbird range is north of Squamate's range. Male Squamate Antbird has more black scalloping on breast than the Squamate Antbird.
Image by: 1) Claudio_Timm  2) Nick Athanas - Brazil  3) Francesco_Veronesi
1) Female 2, 3) Male


Antbird,_Stub-tailed  Myrmeciza berlepschi also Sipia berlepschi  Found: Columbia, Ecuador
The male Stub-tailed Antbird has mainly black plumage; white patch between shoulders (usually concealed); deep red eyes. Female similar to male, but with white spots on wings and underparts.
Image by: , 2) Nick Athanas - Ecuador
1) Female 2) Male


Antbird,_White-bellied Myrmeciza longipes  Found: Panama, northern South America
The male White-bellied Antbird has warm rufous upperparts; gray neck sides, supercilium; black face, throat, upper-breast whitish rest underparts. Female has rufous upperparts; gray crown; rufous or buff throat, breast.
Image by: 1) Alejandro_Tamayo  2) Nick Athanas - Panama  3) Barloventomagico - Venezuela
1) Female 2, 3) Male


Antbird,_White-bibbed   Myrmeciza loricata also Myrmoderus loricatus  Found: Brazil
The male White-bibbed Antbird has brown upperparts, crown; black face, chin; white supercilium; white underparts with black scallop breast marking. Female similar to male but no black scalloping on breasts.
Similar to: Squamate Antbird. White-bibbed Antbird range is north of Squamate's range. Male Squamate Antbird has more black scalloping on breast than the Squamate Antbird.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Brazil  Claudio_Timm
1, 2) Male


Antbird,_White-shouldered Myrmeciza melanoceps Akletos melanoceps  Found: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
The male White-shouldered Antbird has mainly black plumage; white shoulder patch. Female has mainly cinnamon-tawny plumage; black head, hood.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Ecuador  2) Lumbaqui,_Sucumbios
1) Female 2) Male


Antbird,_Yapacana   Myrmeciza disjuncta   Found: isolated range at borders of Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela
The Yapacana Antbird has gray upperparts; white underparts. Male has white distinct wing spots; reddish-brown on female.
Image by: 1) Marcelo_Camacho  2) Thiago_Laranjeiras
1, 2) Male


Antbird,_Zeledon's Myrmeciza zeledoni also Hafferia zeledoni  Found: Nicarargua, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador
The male Zeledon's Antbird has dull black plumage; pale blue orbital skin.Female has mainly warm brown plumage; pale blue orbital skin; black tail.
Image by: 1, 3) Nick Athanas - Ecuador  2, 4) Gary_Clark - Ecuador
1, 2) Female 3, 4) Male


Antbird,_Zimmer's   Myrmeciza castanea   Found: eastern Euador, northeast Peru
Image by: 1) Cristian Alfonso Gallego Carmona - Peru  2) Marcell_Claassen



Genus Myrmoborus

Antbird,_Ash-breasted Myrmoborus lugubris  Found: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru (near Amazon River)
The male Ash-breasted Antbird has gray upperparts; black face, throat; red eyes; grayish-white underparts. Female has warm buffy-brown upperparts; sometimes with dark mask; white throat; whitish or grayish underparts.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Brazil  2) Anselmo_d’Affonseca - Brazil  3) Joao_Quental - Brazil
1, 2) Female 3) Male


Antbird,_Black-chinned   Hypocnemoides melanopogon   Found: northern South America
The male Black-chinned Antbird has dark gray upperparts; black tail with white tip; white wing coverts tips; black throat. Female has white chin; whitish underparts.
Image by: 1, 2) Dave_Curtis - Guyana
1) Female 2) Male


Antbird,_Black-faced   Myrmoborus myotherinus   Found: middle South America
The male Black-faced Antbird has blue-gray upperparts; slightly darker wings, tail; black face, throat. Female has mainly olive-brown upperparts; light buff underparts.
Image by: 1) Jose_Loiza - Ecuador  2) Joao_Quental - Brazil  3) Marcel Holyoak - Peru
1) Female 2, 3) Male


Antbird,_Black-tailed   Myrmoborus melanurus   Found: Peru
The male Black-tailed Antbird has mainly blackish plumage, darkest on head and neck. Female has brown upperparts (including tail); whitish underparts with brown breast-band.
Image by: 1, 2) Marcel_Holyoak - Peru
1) Female 2) Male


Antbird,_White-browed Myrmoborus leucophrys  Found: northern South America
The male White-browed Antbird has mainly dark gray plumage; black throat; white crown; red eyes. Female has mainly warm brown upperparts; pale spots on wing coverts; broad buffy supercilium; blackish mask.
Image by: 1, 2) Discover_Manu  3) Nick Athanas - Ecuador
1) Female 2, 3) Male



Genus Myrmochanes - 1 species

Antbird,_Black-and-white   Myrmochanes hemileucus   Found: western Brazil, eastern Ecuador and Peru, northern Bolivia
The Black-and-white Anftbird has black upperparts; white underparts, wingbars.
Image by: 1) Christian_Nunes



Genus Myrmornis - 1 species

Antbird,_Wing-banded   Myrmornis torquata   Found: Nicaragua, Panama, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, and more
Image by: 1) Maria_Ogrzewalska - Brazil  2) Isaac_Pizarro - Panama



Genus Myrmorchilus - 1 species

Antbird,_Striped-back  Myrmorchilus strigilatus  Found: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay
The Striped-back Antbird has brown upperparts with streaks; white wingbar; white underparts with brown flanks; male has black bib.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Brazil  2) Joao_Quental  3) Hector_Bottai - Brazil
1) Female 2, 3) Male



Genus Percnostola

Antbird,_Allpahuayo  Percnostola arenarum   Found: northern Peru
The male Allpahuayo Antbird  has mainly slate gray plumage; darker wings with white fringing to coverts; black throat. Female has gray upperparts; whitish throat; tawny breast, wingbars; white lower belly.
Similar to: Black-headed Antbird. Male Black-headed antbird has darker crown than male Allphhuayo Antbird. Female Black-headed has some rufous on crown, female Allpahuayo does not.
Image by: 1) Daniel_Lane  2) Christophe Gouraud
1) Female 2) Male


Antbird,_White-lined   Percnostola lophotes   Found: northern Bolivia, southwest Brazil, southeast Peru
The male White-lined Antbird has mainly slate-gray plumage; white-lined wing-coverts. Female has rusty-brown upperparts; whitish underparts. Both sexes raise a crest when excited.
Image by: 1) joel rosenthal
1) Male


Antbird,_Black-headed  Percnostola rufifrons  Found: Amazon region of South America
The male Black-headed Antbird has mainly dark gray plumage; black crown, throat; white wingbars. Female has pale orange-rufous underparts; darker upperparts; orange wingbars. Both have red eyes.
Similar to: Allphhuayo Antbird. Male Black-headed antbird has darker crown than male Allphhuayo Antbird. Female Black-headed has some rufous on crown, female Allpahuayo does not.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Columbia  2, 3) Philip_Stouffer - Brazil
1, 2) Female 3) Male



Genus Pithys

Antbird,_White-masked   Pithys castaneus   Found: Peru
The White-masked Antbird has mainly rufous plumage; black head; white mask.
Image by: 1) Daniel_Lane - Peru


Antbird,_White-plumed  Pithys albifrons  Found: Amazon region of South America
The White-plumed Antbird has gray upperparts; gray head; elegant white plumes in facial region; , chestnut neck, underparts; orange feet.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Ecuador



Genus Phaenostictus - 1 species

Antbird, Ocellated  Phaenostictus mcleannani  Found: Central America, South America
The Ocellated Antbird has gray crown; black throat; buff upper-breast with large black spots over rest of underparts and upperparts; bright blue orbital skin.
Image by: 1, 2, 3) Dick Daniels - Soberania National Park, Panama 4, 5, 6) Nick Athanas - Panama



Genus Rhegmatorhina

Antbird,_Bare-eyed Rhegmatorhina gymnops  Found: Brazil
The male Bare-eyed Antbird has brown upperparst, belly; black head, nape, breast; bold bare white eye-ring. Female replaces black with dark brown.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Brazil
1) Male


Antbird,_Chestnut-crested Rhegmatorhina cristata  Found: southeast Columbia, northwest Brazil
The Chestnut-crested Antbird has brown and rufous plumage; black face, throat; bluish-gray orbital skin.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Colubmia


Antbird,_Hairy-crested   Rhegmatorhina melanosticta   Found: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
The male Hairy-crested Antbird has mainly brown plumage; black face; buish-white orbital skin; pale bushy gray or brown crest. Female similar except with black spots on upperparts.
Image by: 1) Anselmo_d’Affonseca  2) Francisco_Enríquez
1) Female 2) Male


Antbird,_Harlequin   Rhegmatorhina berlepschi   Found: Brazil
The Harlequin Antbird has black face, throat; rufous throat; pale green orbital skin.
Image by: 1) Gustavo_Gonsioroski 2) Josep_del_Hoyo


Antbird,_White-breasted   Rhegmatorhina hoffmannsi   Found: Brazil
The male White-breasted Antbird has brown upperparts; black crown, nape; white face, throat, breast; grayish rest of underparts. Female has brown and black vermiculated mantle and wing coverts; brown crown; pale brown underparts vermiculated with black.
Image by: 1) Dirceu_Martins



Genus Rhopornis - 1 species

Antbird,_Slender   Rhopornis ardesiacus   Found: Bahia and Minas Gerais in Brazil
The Slender Antbird has mainly gray plumage; black and white wing markings; red eyes. Male has black throat. Female has white throat, brown crown.
Image by: 1) Arthur_Grosset  2) Joao_Quental
1) Female 2) Male



Genus Schistocichla

Antbird,_Caura   Schistocichla caurensis   Found: southern Venezuela, adjacent Brazil
Similar to: Spot-winged Antbird. The Caura Antbird has gray legs; Spot-winged Antbird has pink legs.
Image by: 1) Concurso_Avistar 2) David_Ascanio
1) Female 2) Male


Antbird,_Humaita  Schistocichla humaythae  Found: southwest Amazon in Brazil and Bolivia
The male Humaita Antbird has mainly gray plumage; olive-brown tinged mantle, crown; white spots on wing coverts. Previouly subspecies of Spot-winged Antbird.
Similar to: Spot-winged Antbird. Male Humaita Antbird lighter gray than male Spot-winged Antbird. Female Humaita has brown head versus gray of Spot-winged.
Image by: 1) Thiago_Laranjeiras


Antbird,_Roriaman   Schistocichla saturata   Found: southeast Venezuela ( around Mount Roraima), west-central Guyana
Tme male Roriaman Antbird has dark gray plumage; darker wings with white spots. Female has brown upperparts; gray face; dark wings with pale spots; rufous underparts. Formerly considered a subspecies of Spot-winged Antbird.
Image by: 1) Daniel_Hinckley - Venezuela


Antbird,_Rufous-faced   Schistocichla rufifacies   Found: South America
The Rufous-faced Antbird was previously considered a subspecies of the Spot-winged Antbird.
Image by: 1) Ricardo_Gentil  2) Bruno_Renno


Antbird,_Slate-colored   Schistocichla schistacea   Found: western Brazil, southern Columbia, northeast Peru
Image by: 1) Roger_Ahlman
1) Male


Antbird,_Spot-winged  Schistocichla leucostigma  also Myrmelastes leucostigma    Found: Amazon region of South America
The male Spot-winged Antbird has mainly dark gray plumage; white spots on wing coverts; pink legs. Female has mainly orange-rufous underparts; browner  upperparts; gray face; white spots on wing covert.
Similar to: Caura Antbird. The Caura Antbird has gray legs; Spot-winged Antbird has pink legs.
Similar to: Humaita Antbird. Male Humaita Antbird lighter gray than male Spot-winged Antbird. Female Humaita has brown head versus gray of Spot-winged.
Image by: 1) Nick Athanas - Ecuador  2) Philip_Stouffer  3) Jose Loiza - Ecuador



Genus Sclateria - 1 species

Antbird,_Silvered  Sclateria naevia  Found: South America
The male Silvered Antbird has dark gray upperparts; dusky wings with 2 rows of white spots; gray and white streaked underparts. Female has dark brown upperparts; buff wing spots. Both have long thin bills.

Image by: 1) Rwheimle  2) Nick Athanas - Venezuela  3) Claudio_Timm - Brazil
2, 3) Male



Genus Terenura

Antbird,_Orange-bellied   Terenura sicki   Found: Brazil
Image by: 1) Ciro_Albano  2) Stephen_Jones
1) Female 2) Male


Antbird,_Streak-capped  Terenura maculata   Found: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay
The Streak-capped Antbird has reddish-brown back; black-and-white streaked head; white throat with black streaks; yellow lower-breast, belly.
Image by: 1) Carlos_Henrique  2) Hector_Bottai - Brazil



Genus Willisornis

Antbird,_Common_Scale-backed Willisornis poecilinotus  Found: Amazon basin of South America
Image by: 1) Jose_Loiza - Ecuador  2) Nick Athanas - Ecuador  3) Dick Daniels - Ecuador


Antbird,_Xingu_Scale-backed  Willisornis vidua  Found: South America
Image by: 1) Andre_Grass - Brazil  2) Nick Athanas - Brazil 




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