|White-flanked Antwren (Myrmotherula axillaris)|
|Thaimaçu, Pará, Brazil
The White-flanked Antwren is distributed in western Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela, the Amazon Basin and the Guianas, with a disjunct population in eastern Brazil. It is found in low and middle storeys of humid forest and woodland.
|The male is slaty grey-black with 3 white dotted wing-bars and long white plumes on the flanks (sometimes largely hidden as in this photo). The female is olive-brown above with buff-dotted wing-bars. The throat is white with the rest of the underparts ochraceous. It also has white plumed flanks.
It is often found in pairs accompanying mixed forest flocks. It has a habit of restlessly flicking its wings.
There is an illustration in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume 2, Plate 19.