Wing-banded Antbird (Myrmornis torquata)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Tocantins, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Darien, Panama

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonian, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Darien, Panama

Identification & Behavior: ~15 cm (6 in). The male Wing-banded Antbird has the upperparts with an intricate pattern of shades of rufous, brown, gray, and black. The wing coverts are black with two tawny wing bars. It has a black throat and upper breast bordered by white and gray barring. The rest of the underparts are gray. The female is similar but has rufous throat and breast instead of black. Both sexes have a very short tail and straight and relatively long bill. It forages on the ground in terra firme forest. It may resemble a Black-faced Antthrush but is distinguished by more patterned plumage and very short dropping tail.

Status: The Wing-banded Antbird is poorly known in Peru. It is known from sight records in extreme northeast Peru, in Loreto. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.

Name in Spanish: Hormiguero de Ala Bandeada.

Sub-species: Wing-banded Antbird (Myrmornis torquata torquata), (Boddaert), 1783.

Meaning of Name: Myrmornis: Gr. murmex, murmekos= ant and ornis, ornithos= bird. torquata: L. torques= collar, necklace, torquatus= collared.

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