Order: Passeriformes | Family: Thamnophilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Iquitos, Loreto
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Iquitos, Loreto
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Muyuna, Loreto
Identification & Behavior:
~11.5 cm (4.5 in)
. The male Dot-backed Antbird has a brownish crown and nape. The rest of the upperparts are black with white dots and cream wing bars. The throat is black bordered below by a white breast streaked with black. The flanks are rufous. The female is similar but has a white throat. Both sexes have a whitish mask through the eye. It forages at the edge of forest streams. It is similar to the Spot-backed Antbird
but is distinguished by having a whitish mask through the eye (the entire head is gray in Spotted-backed Antbird).
Status: The Dot-backed Antbird is rare to uncommon and widespread in northeast Peru, largely in Loreto. It is also local in Southeast Peru. The Dot-backed Antbird also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Hormiguero de Dorso Punteado.
Sub-species: Dot-backed Antbird (Hylophylax punctulatus), (Des Murs), 1856.
Meaning of Name: Hylophylax: Gr. Hule= woodland, forest and phulax, phulakos= watcher, sentinel. punctulatus: L. punctum, pungere= spot, to puncture. Punctulatus= spotted, dotted.
See more of the Family Thamnophilidae
- 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. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2017.