|Pygmy Antwren (Myrmotherula brachyura)
|ZF2 Road, Manaus, Brazil
The Pygmy Antwren is very small with a tiny tail. The male, seen in these photos, is heavily streaked black on white above and pale yellow below. The white throat is bordered by a black malar stripe and there are two white wing-bars.
|The female is similar but has buff colouring on the face.
It is found in the Amazon and Orinoco Basins. It prefers forest and secondary growth woodland where it is often found, usually in pairs, in viny tangles from mid levels to just under the forest canopy.