|Scaled Antbird Drymophila
Brazilian name: Pintadinho
The Scaled Antbird is a Brazilian endemic which is found only along the eastern coast of Brazil from Alagoas to Santa Catarina. It is fairly common in the undergrowth of forest and secondary woodland.
According to Ridgely & Tudor it is very fond of Heliconia but is not associated with bamboo.
The male is black on the upperparts with white spots and a white supercilium. There are two white wing-bars and the tail is conspicuously barred white. Underparts are white with bold black spots. The female has a similar pattern but the black is replaced by brown and the white by buff.
|The sub-species in photos 1 to 4 is D. s. stictocorypha which differs from the nominate in north-east Brazil (photo 5) in having spots on the middle of the crown. Unfortunately photo 5 does not show the crown very well.|
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