Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thamnophilidae (Antbirds)  
Genus: Hafferia (3 species, 3 worldwide)


Sooty Antbird
Sooty Antbird (Hafferia fortis fortis) Male
Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Sooty Antbird
Sooty Antbird (Hafferia fortis fortis) Female
 
   
Photograph by Dusti Becker (Life Net Nature)   © All Rights Reserved.


Blue-lored Antbird
Blue-lored Antbird (Hafferia immaculata) Male
Laguna Tabacal, Cundinamarca, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Blue-lored Antbird
Blue-lored Antbird (Hafferia immaculata concepcion) Female
Aralcal, San Peregrino, Caldas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Juan Antonio Ocampo Wilches   © All Rights Reserved.

Spottily distributed in the Andes. Closely related to [Zeledon's Antbird] which is found on the Pacific slope. The biggest visual difference is the shade of brown of the females. Only one of several of the vocalizations is different. Once called the Immaculate Antbird.

Zeledon's Antbird
Zeledon's Antbird (Hafferia zeledoni macrorhyncha) Male
Milpe Bird Sanctuary, Los Bancos, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Zeledon's Antbird
Zeledon's Antbird (Hafferia zeledoni zeledoni) Female
National Park Darien, Panama  
   
Photograph by Mdf (Wikipedia)     Copyright and usage info

Closely related to [Blue-lored Antbird] found in the Andes. Once both were called the Immaculate Antbird. Generally a lowland species, but can occur up to 1500m in the western Andes.


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