Slaty Antwren (Myrmotherula schisticolor)

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Chucuri, Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Santa Elena, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Pichincha, Ecuador

Identification & Behavior: ~10.5 cm (4.1 in). The male Slaty Antwren is gray with a black bib that extends to the middle of the belly.  It has white wing bars. The female is gray-brown above and rufous-brown below without discernible wing bars.  It forages in the mid-story of humid montane forest often along with mixed species flocks. It is similar to the White-flanked Antwren but the male is distinguished by lacking white flanks and not flicking the wings. The female does not show discernible wing bares. The White-flanked Antwren ranges at lower elevations.

Status: The Slaty Antwren is uncommon and widespread in humid montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1100-2000 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Hormiguerito Pizarroso.

Sub-species: Slaty Antwren (Myrmotherula schisticolor interior), (Chapman), 1914.

Meaning of Name: Myrmotherula: Gr. Combination word myrmothera= a genus (Velliot,1916,
antpitta) Myrmotherula= diminutive of Myrmothera. schisticolor: Gr. Skhistos, schistus= cloven, slate.

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Distribution Mapslaty antwren