Western Stipple-throated Antwren Epinecrophylla haematonota
(aka Negro Stipple-throated Antwren Myrmotherula haematonota)
Stipple-throated Antwren, São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil
August 2004

The Western Stipple-throated Antwren is distributed in southern Venezuela and the Amazon Basin west of Manaus. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found mainly in terra firme forest although this bird was very close to the water's edge in an igarapé or creek.

It is brown above with a rufous-chestnut back. It has three wing-bars formed by white dots in the case of the male and buff spots in the female. Underparts are grey to brown and the throat is black with white spots.

It feeds on insects and spiders and seems to prefer foraging in the sort of dead leaves shown in this photo.

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