|Southern Wing-banded Antbird Myrmornis torquata|
|Carajás, Pará, Brazil
The Southern Wing-banded Antbird is found in 2 disjunct areas: the lower Amazon Basin and the Guianas and the area where the Colombian, Ecuadorian and Peruvian borders meet. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
|It is fairly confiding and can be seen on or near the ground inside tall forest. Normally in pairs it flicks
leaves over to look for invertebrate prey.
It has a short tail, short legs and a long bill and overall is a decidedly oddly proportioned bird. The male has a black throat and chest with a wide border of white scaled feathers. Its back is a rather cryptically patterned brown which blends in far too well with the leaves it is rummaging about in. The female has a rufous throat and chest.
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