Black-throated Antbird Myrmophylax atrothorax
(aka Myrmeciza atrothorax)
Male Black-throated Antbird, Vila Bela de Santíssima Trindade, Mato Grosso, Brazil, March 2003 - click for larger image Vila Bela de Santíssima Trindade, Mato Grosso, Brazil
March 2003

The Black-throated Antbird is distributed throughout the Amazon Basin and the Guianas. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in dense undergrowth at the edges of forest and woodland especially near swamps or streams.

The male is olive-brown above with a black tail and with white dots on the wing-coverts. The head and sides of the neck are grey along with the underparts apart from a black throat, breast and central belly. The female is similar but has a white throat and rufous belly.

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