White-browed Antbird (Myrmoborus leucophrys)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Madre de Dios, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Madre de Dios, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. Cordillera Escalera, San Martin

Age: Adult | Sex: Male & Female| Loc. Madre de Dios, Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~13.5 cm (5.2 in). The male White-browed Antbird is gray with a black throat and white forehead and eyebrow (leucophrys), or the entire crown white (koenigorum). The iris is dark. The female has olive upperparts with concolor wing coverts and brownish wing bars. It has a rufous forehead and supercilium, and a black mask through the eye. The throat and rest of the underparts are pure white. It forages in the understory of floodplain forest, and mature second growth. It superficially resembles a Black-faced Antbird but is distinguished by not having wing bars, gray underparts. The female is distinguished by having concolor wing coverts and white underparts.

Status: The White-browed Antbird is fairly common and widespread in southern Amazonia but is largely absent from most of northern Amazonia. It is known to range up to 1400 m along the east slope of the Andes. The White-browed Antbird also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Hormiguero de Ceja Blanca.

Sub-species: White-browed Antbird (Myrmoborus leucophrys koenigorum), O’Neill and T. A. Parker, 1997.  C Peru (upper Huallaga Valley, in Huánuco).
(Myrmoborus leucophrys leucophrys), (Tschudi), 1844.  extreme S Colombia (S of R Putumayo), E Ecuador (on or near E slope of Andes), E Peru (in N only on or near E slope and also E of R Ucayali), S Amazonian Brazil (E to R Madeira, also in Pará from both banks of R Tapajós E to R Tocantins, S to Acre, Rondônia and SW & N Mato Grosso) and NE Bolivia (Pando, La Paz, Beni, Cochabamba).

Meaning of Name: Myrmoborus: Gr. Murmos= ant and boros= devouring. leucophrys: Gr. Leukos= white and ophruos= eyebrow.

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