Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thamnophilidae (Antbirds)  
Genus: Myrmelastes (3 species, 8 worldwide)


Plumbeous Antbird
Plumbeous Antbird (Myrmelastes hyperythrus) Male
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Plumbeous Antbird
Plumbeous Antbird (Myrmelastes hyperythrus) Female
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Spot-winged Antbird
Spot-winged Antbird (Myrmelastes leucostigma) MALE
Reserva Natural La Isla Escondida, Orito, Putumayo, Colombia  
   
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Spot-winged Antbird
Spot-winged Antbird (Myrmelastes leucostigma subplumbeus) Female
PNN Amacayacu, Colombia
  Note grey head compared to [Slate-colored Antbird].
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Often common in 'tierra firma', and up to 1000m on Andean slope. Often near water.

Slate-colored Antbird
Slate-colored Antbird (Myrmelastes schistaceus) Male
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
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Slate-colored Antbird
Slate-colored Antbird (Myrmelastes schistaceus) Female
Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Similar to [Spot-winged Antbird], but female does not have grey head, and this species has a distinctive song. But both species make similar foragins sounds, The Slate-colored seems to prefer primary forest, while the Spot-winged is often near water or degraded thicker forest. The spots on this species may be finer/smaller than the Spot-winged.


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