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White-browed Antbird Myrmoborus leucophrys

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White-browed Antbird (subspecies leucophrys) male

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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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

. (). White-browed Antbird (Myrmoborus leucophrys), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/whbant6