Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thamnophilidae (Antbirds)  
Genus: Percnostola (1 species, 2 worldwide)


Black-headed Antbird
Black-headed Antbird (Percnostola rufifrons jensoni) Male
Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia
  Note wing bars and pale eye.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Black-headed Antbird
Black-headed Antbird (Percnostola rufifrons jensoni) Female
Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Note pale eye in west part of range, and red eye further east (Guyanas, east Brazil). Female jensoni race greyer and found in NE Peru (HBW) but also recorded in Leticia, Colombia and thus could be in northwest Brazil. Other females uniformly rufous. Follows ant swarms. Red-eyed races are sometimes called Hellmayr's Antbird.


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