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White-cheeked Antbird - BirdForum Opus

(Redirected from Gymnopithys leucaspis)
Photo by Anselmo d Affonseca
Amazonas, Brazil, March, 2014
Gymnopithys leucaspis

Identification

14cm

  • Brown upperparts
  • White throat and chest
  • Pale blue skin around eye
  • Black in front of and behind eye
  • Short tail

Distribution

South America: east of the Andes in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.

Taxonomy

Formerly treated conspecific with Bicolored Antbird.

Subspecies

4 Subspecies recognized:

Habitat

Moist lowland forests.

Behaviour

It follows an ant-swarm army; the ants stir up insects and spiders in leaf litter which the antbirds feed on.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and D Christie, eds. 2003. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 8: Broadbills to Tapaculos. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334504
  3. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.

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