Black-faced Antthrush (Formicarius analis)

Order: Passeriformes  | Family: Formicariidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Costa Rica

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. No Data

Identification & Behavior: ~18 cm (7 in). The Black-faced Antthrush has gray-olive upperparts. The throat and sides of the neck are black. The rest of the underparts are gray. It forages on the forest floor. It is relatively drab without conspicuous markings. See Rufous-capped Antthrush.

Status: The Black-face Antthrush is widespread and fairly common through Amazonia. Its favors floodplain forest, varzea forests and old second growth. It is known to range up to 1150 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Gallito-Hormiguero de Cara Negra.

Sub-species: Black-faced Antthrush (Formicarius analis zamorae), Chapman, 1923. E Ecuador, N & NE Peru and W Brazil (N of R Solimões, E to Codajás).
(F. a. analis) (d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye), 1837. E & SE Peru S of R Amazon (from Ucayali drainage) and N Bolivia E to C Brazil (E to R Tapajós and Mato Grosso).

Meaning of Name: Formicarius: L. Formica: an ant, a bird associated with ants. analis: L. anus, related to the undertail coverts.

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Distribution Map


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 01/01/2015.