Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thamnophilidae (Antbirds)  
Genus: Megastictus (1 species, 1 worldwide)

Pearly Antshrike
Pearly Antshrike (Megastictus margaritatus) Male
Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Pearly Antshrike
Pearly Antshrike (Megastictus margaritatus) Female
Caura, Venezuela
  Wings similar to male but with buff vs. white.
Photograph by David Ascanio -   © All Rights Reserved.

Song composed of three very different parts is impressive. Note pearl-like spots on the back.
Side view.

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