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Myrmoborus leucophrys

White-browed Antbird

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thamnophilidae


Myrmoborus leucophrys

Tambopata National Reserve, Madre de Dios, Peru; 12 September 2012 © Roger Wasley

The White-browed Antbird is a beautiful Thamnophilidae, principally unmarked dark gray above and over much of the body, with a broad white supercilium, a neat black throat patch, and red irides in males, while females are largely brown above with pale-spotted wing coverts, clean white underparts, a broad buffy-yellow supercilium, and a blackish mask. This species is a widespread inhabitant of more disturbed habitats through much of Amazonia and the foothills of the Andes, with the exception of north-central Amazonian Brazil, which region is generally considered the most species depauperate in the basin. Four subspecies are generally recognized, of which some are relatively well marked morphologically. The White-browed Antbird appears to forage exclusively apart from mixed-species flocks, but always remains very close to the ground.

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Recommended Citation

. 2010. White-browed Antbird (Myrmoborus leucophrys), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map provided by Robert S. Ridgely.

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