Birds of Colombia

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

Bicolored Antbird
Bicolored Antbird (Gymnopithys bicolor bicolor)
Soberania National Park, Panama
  Often the most numerous antbird at ant swarms. Male and female similar.
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Bicolored Antbird
Bicolored Antbird (Gymnopithys bicolor ruficeps)
Rio Claro Canyon Reserve, Antioquia, Colombia
  The Colombian ruficeps race has the most red with no grey.
Photograph by Manakin Nature Tours - Luis Urueña   © All Rights Reserved.

Amazon range now called White-cheeked Antbird. Male and female similar. Follows ant swarms. Birds south to northwest Colombia have brown crown bordered with grey, while birds south to Ecuador have red crown and less or no grey.

White-cheeked Antbird
White-cheeked Antbird (Gymnopithys leucaspis)
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Amazonian version of Bicolored Antbird.
Male (red forehead) from front.

Rufous-throated Antbird
Rufous-throated Antbird (Gymnopithys rufigula)
Photograph by Philip Stouffer   © All Rights Reserved.

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