Rufous-capped Antthrush (Formicarius colma)
Rufous-capped Antthrush, Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil, April 2004 - click for larger image Brazil

The Rufous-capped Antthrush is distributed in the Amazon Basin with a disjunct population in east Brazil.

It is found on or near the ground of humid forest, mainly terra firme.

Rufous-capped Antthrush, REGUA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2006 - click for larger image These photos are of the sub-species Formicarius colma ruficeps which is found in eastern Brazil. The Amazonian sub-species have a black forehead. Otherwise they are similar with the rest of the head, throat and breast black with the rest of the underparts dark grey. Upperparts are brown.

It feeds on ants and grasshoppers which it picks from leaf litter on the ground. It usually forages on its own.

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