Black-chinned Antbird (Hypocnemoides melanopogon)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Sucumbios, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonian, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Guyana

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~11.5 cm (4.5 in). The male Black-chinned Antbird is gray with a black throat. The wing coverts are black with white wing bars. The tail is blackish with a narrow white terminal band. The female is similar but lacks the black throat and has a whitish center of the belly. It forages near or on the ground along thickets and vegetation that overhang on water. It is very similar to the Band-tailed Antbird but these two antbirds replace each other geographically.

Status: The Black-chinned Antbird is uncommon on the north side of the Amazon and Marañon Rivers. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.

Name in Spanish: Hormiguero de Barbilla Negra.

Sub-species: Black-chinned Antbird (Hypocnemoides melanopogon melanopogon), (P. L. Sclater), 1857.

Meaning of Name: Hypocnemoides: Genus Hypocnemis Cabanis, 1847, antbird and Gr. Oides; resembling. melanopogon: Gr. melas, melanos= black and pogon,pogonos= beard.

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