Order: Passeriformes | Family: Thamnophilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonian, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Tambopata, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Tambopata, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonian, Brazil
Status: The Black-faced Antbird is common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1200 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Hormiguero de Cara Negra.
Sub-species: Black-faced Antbird (Myrmoborus myotherinus elegans), (P. L. Sclater, 1857). S Venezuela (W Bolívar, S Amazonas), extreme NW Amazonian Brazil (N Roraima, NW Amazonas in upper R Negro region), and SE Colombia (Meta, Vaupés) S to C Peru (N of R Amazon, W of R Ucayali).
(Myrmoborus myotherinus myotherinus), (Spix), 1825. extreme E Peru (E of R Ucayali), SW Amazonian Brazil (W Amazonas, Acre) and NW Bolivia (Pando S to La Paz, Cochabamba and WC Santa Cruz).
Meaning of Name: Myrmoborus: Gr. Murmos= ant and boros= devouring. myotherinus: Gr. muia, muias= fly and theras, therao = hunter, to hunt.