Yellow-browed Antbird (Hypocnemis hypoxantha)

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Allpahuayo, Loreto

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Loreto, Peru

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Loreto, Peru


Identification & Behavior: ~12 cm (4.7 in). The Yellow-browed Antbird has a black crown bordered by a yellow supercilium. The wing coverts are black with broad white wing bars. The throat and rest of the underparts are bright yellow with sparse black streaking on the breast.  The female is a dull version of the male. Both sexes have a relatively short tail. It forages in thick foliage at treefalls, forest edges in Terra Firme forest. It is similar to the Yellow-breasted Warbling-Antbird but their ranges do not overlap. The also similar Peruvian Warbling-Antbird has rufous flanks.

Status: The Yellow-browed Antbird is uncommon on the north side of the Marañon River and also east of the Ucayali River. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.

Name in Spanish: Hormiguero de Ceja Amarilla.

Sub-species: Yellow-browed Antbird (Hypocnemis hypoxantha hypoxantha), P. L. Sclater, 1869.

Meaning of Name: Hypocnemis: Gr. Hupo= somewhat and knemis,knemidos= leggings, greaves. hypoxantha: Gr. Hupo= beneath and xanthos= yellow, yellowish.

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