|Black-faced Antbird (Myrmoborus myotherinus)
Brazilian name: formigueiro-de-cara-preta
The Black-faced Antbird is found in the Amazon Basin except to the north and east of the rio Negro and rio Amazon. It prefers more mature forest than the White-browed Antbird (Myrmoborus leucophrys) where it forages on or near the ground in pairs or small family groups.
The male is bluish-grey above with the side of the head and throat black. This is bordered by a narrow greyish white forehead and supercilium which extends round to the underparts. These can be a much darker grey than that shown here in birds from the western part of the Amazon Basin. The wing coverts are black with white edging which shows as 3 white wing-bars and compares with the unpatterned wings of the White-browed Antbird M. leucophrys. The iris is red.
|The female is brown above with a black mask, white throat and buff underparts. The forehead, supercilium and wingbars are buff coloured.|
|Recordings are to be found at xeno-canto.|