|Black-faced Antbird Myrmoborus myotherinus
Brazilian name: formigueiro-de-cara-preta
|Brazil and Ecuador
The Black-faced Antbird is found in the Amazon Basin except to the north and east of the rio Negro and rio Amazon. See the distribution map at xeno-canto. 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.
The bird in photo 3 was recorded by Jeremy Minns.
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