White-lined Antbird (Myrmoborus lophotes)

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

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

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

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

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


Identification & Behavior: ~14.5 cm (5.7 in). The male White-lined Antbird is dark gray with a prominent bushy crest. The wing coverts are black with white wing bars. The tail is black and unmarked. The female has rufous upperparts also with a prominent rufous bushy crest. The sides of the head and the underparts are dingy white. Both sexes have a dark iris. It forages nearly exclusively in stands of Guadua bamboo and to a lesser extent in dense thickets along rivers and lake edges. The female is superficially similar to a female Great Antshrike but is distinguished by smaller size, dark iris, and habitat preference.

Status: The White-lined Antbird is fairly common in southeast Peru largely in Madre de Dios and Ucayali where it is known to range up to 1350 m along the east slope of the Andes. It also occurs in Br and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Hormiguero de Línea Blanca.

Sub-species: White-lined Antbird (Percnostola lophotes), Hellmayr and Seilern, 1914.

Meaning of Name: Myrmoborus: Gr. Murmos= ant and boros= devouring. lophotes: Gr. Lophos, lophotos= crest, crested.

Formerly known as: Percnostola-lophotes

See more of the Family Thamnophilidae  peru aves

Distribution Mapwhite-lined antbird
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