Brazilian name: chorozinho-de-chapéu-preto
The Black-capped Antwren is distributed in north-east and central Brazil through to north Argentina, eastern Bolivia and eastern Paraguay. It is found in a variety of habitats including borders of humid forest, deciduous woodland, including caatinga, and gallery woodland.
|The male has a black crown, a
white supercilium and a black line behind the eye. Its back is
grey and there are white wing-bars on its black wings. It is
greyish below with a whitish belly and the black tail has broad
It is similar to Caatinga Antwren H. sellowi which is found in north-east Brazil but is more restricted to caatinga. Black-capped Antwren has a longer streak behind the eye and a black loral spot compared to the "cleaner" head of the Caatinga Antwren which also has a shorter and narrower bill.
|The female, seen here in
photo 4, has a white streaked crown and is generally more
buffy and ochraceous than the male.
There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto and additional information is available through Avibase .
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