Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thamnophilidae (Antbirds)  
Genus: Herpsilochmus (4 species, 18 worldwide)


Yellow-breasted Antwren
Yellow-breasted Antwren (Herpsilochmus axillaris senex) Male Vulnerable
Tatama National Park, Pueblo Rico, Risaralda, Colombia
  Female has red cap.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Uncommon. Moves with mixed flocks at mid altitude levels in the Andes. Wingbars yellow but often illustrated white. May overlap with Rufous-rumped Antwren, but note white on tail and grey back.
Note white on sides and end of tail.

Spot-backed Antwren
Spot-backed Antwren (Herpsilochmus dorsimaculatus)
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Seen high in the canopy. Calls frequently.

Dugand's Antwren
Dugand's Antwren (Herpsilochmus dugandi) Male
Yasuní Research Station, Orellana, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Greyish Antwren with black cap. Female has rufous cap. Canopy species.

Rusty-winged Antwren
Rusty-winged Antwren (Herpsilochmus frater frater) Male
Reserva Natural La Isla Escondida, Orito, Putumayo, Colombia
  Note longish black-and-white tail.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Vocal. Found in canopy or mid-levels of forest. Note red cap on female. Once called Rufous-winged Antwren.


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