Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thamnophilidae (Antbirds)  
Genus: Epinecrophylla (5 species, 8 worldwide)

Epinecrophylla, a genus of Antwrens, specialize in extracting insects from dead leaves trapped in foliage. They may move in mixed flocks.


Rufous-tailed Antwren
Rufous-tailed Antwren (Epinecrophylla erythrura erythrura) Male
Yasuní Research Station, Orellana province, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Very similar to Stipple-throated Antwrens, but note throat plain or only slightly marked. Female overall brown with black on primary wing coverts.

Checker-throated Antwren
Checker-throated Antwren (Epinecrophylla fulviventris) Female
Soberania National Park, Panama  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Stipple-throated Antwren
Stipple-throated Antwren (Epinecrophylla haematonota) Male
Los Amigos Biological Station, Peru  
   
Photograph by Joe Tobias   © All Rights Reserved.

This species is a remerge of the former Fulvous-throated Antwren, and includes the Yasuni Antwren. Note white throat stippled with black on male only.

Ornate Antwren
Ornate Antwren (Epinecrophylla ornata)
Boca Pariamanu, Peru  
   
Photograph by Isabel Apkarian   © All Rights Reserved.


Foothill Antwren
Foothill Antwren (Epinecrophylla spodionota spodionota) Male
RN La Isla Escondida, Putumayo, Colombia
  On male note greyish brown colors and white streaked throat.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Foothill Antwren
Foothill Antwren (Epinecrophylla spodionota spodionota) Female
Reserva Natural La Isla Escondida, Orito, Putumayo, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Unlike some antwrens, stays close to the ground.


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