Brazilian name: choca-d'água
The Glossy Antshrike is a Brazilian endemic.
The male Glossy Antshrike is all black except for white on the wings and the tip of the tail. It has a black bushy crest while the female looks very similar except for having a brown crest which contrasts rather attractively with the black as can be seen in photos 3 and 4.
They are found in the Amazon Basin by the sides of rivers and in várzea forest.
|There is an illustration of a female in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume 2, Plate 16.
There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto .