Order: Passeriformes | Family: Thamnophilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Tambopata, Madre de Dios
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Rondonia, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male & Female | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil
Status: The Black-throated Antbird is fairly common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1000 m along the east slope of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Hormiguero de Garganta Negra.
Sub-species: Black-throated Antbird (Myrmophylax atrothorax tenebrosa), J. T. Zimmer, 1932. N of Amazon in E Ecuador (Napo, Pastaza), NE Peru (Loreto) and N Brazil (W of lower R Negro).
(Myrmophylax atrothorax maynana), Taczamowski, 1882. NC Peru S of R Marañón (Loreto W of R Huallaga).
(Myrmophylax atrothorax melanura), (Ménétriés, 1835). S of R Amazon in E Peru (E of R Huallaga), locally in W & C Brazil (upper regions of tributaries of R Amazon and along lower R Tapajós, and E to S Pará and SC Mato Grosso) and N & C Bolivia.
Meaning of Name: Myrmophylax: Gr. Murmos= ant; phulax, phulakos= watcher, observer. atrothorax: L. ater= black and thorakos= thorax.
Formerly known as Myrmeciza atrothorax (2018).