|Chestnut-tailed Antbird (Myrmeciza hemimelaena)
|Palmarí, Amazonas, Brazil
The Chestnut-tailed Antbird is distributed in western Amazonia south of the river Amazon and east to the lower River Xingu. It is found in terra firme forest often, as in this case, near tree-falls.
|It is a smallish antbird with a noticeably short tail. This male shows the head and neck dark grey but with a scaled appearance, brown back and rufous-chestnut tail. The wing-coverts are browny-black and the white and buffy tips form, in this case, two wing-bars. The throat and breast are black and there is sometimes some white on the belly though this is not apparent in this individual.|
|The female is similar on the upperparts but paler in colour but the throat and breast are rufous while the belly is white.|
The generic name is derived from the Greek and means "ant ambusher" (despite the fact that this bird rarely follows antswarms), while the specific name means "half black"