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Black-faced Antbird

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MalePhoto by Momo eastern Ecuador
Male
Photo by Momo
eastern Ecuador
Myrmoborus myotherinus

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[edit] Identification

13cm
Male

  • Bluish-grey above
  • Black side of the head and throat
  • Narrow greyish white forehead and supercilium
  • Dark grey underparts
  • Black wing coverts with white edging which shows as 3 white wing-bars
  • Red iris

Female

  • Brown above
  • Black mask
  • White throat
  • Buff underparts, forehead, supercilium and wingbars.

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies[1]

There are 7 generally recognised subspecies:

  • M. m. elegans:
  • M. m. myotherinus:
  • M. m. incanus:
  • North-western Amazonian Brazil (along north bank of River Solimões)
  • M. m. ardesiacus:
  • Western Brazil (River Japurá to lower River Negro)
  • M. m. proximus:
  • Western Brazil (south bank of River Amazon from River Purús to River Madeira)
  • M. m. sororius:
  • South-central Amazonian Brazil (south-eastern Amazonas, Rondônia)
  • M. m. ochrolaemus:
  • Brazil south of River Amazon (River Madeira to Tocantins, Mato Grosso)

Subspecies napensis is not recognised by all authorities. Subspecies ochrolaema is sometimes spelt ochrolaemus[2]

[edit] Habitat

Up to 700 m in the mid-and upper-canopy of humid tropical and mature secondary forest.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet includes insects and other arthropods.

[edit] Breeding

Monogamous. The clutch consists of two eggs. Both adults share incubation and care of the young.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. Answers.com

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