Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thamnophilidae (Antbirds)  
Genus: Epinecrophylla (5 species, 10 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  

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

Negro Stipple-throated Antwren
Negro Stipple-throated Antwren (Epinecrophylla pyrrhonota) Male
Bajo Caguán, Caquetá, Colombia
  Stippled throat hard to see here. Note female uniformly colored buff-brown with plain throat and black on primary wing coverts.
Photograph by Brayan Coral Jaramillo   © All Rights Reserved.

One of three Stipple-throated Antwrens, once called the Fulvous-throated Antwren. Note white throat stippled with black on male only.

Foothill Antwren
Foothill Antwren (Epinecrophylla spodionota spodionota) Male
RN La Isla Escondida, Putumayo, Colombia
  On male note greyish brown colors and white streaked throat.

Foothill Antwren
Foothill Antwren (Epinecrophylla spodionota spodionota) Female
Reserva Natural La Isla Escondida, Orito, Putumayo, Colombia  

Unlike some antwrens, stays close to the ground.

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