Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thamnophilidae (Antbirds)  
Genus: Pyriglena (1 species, 5 worldwide)

Western Fire-eye
Western Fire-eye (Pyriglena maura castanoptera) Male
San Augustin, Huila, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Western Fire-eye
Western Fire-eye (Pyriglena maura castanoptera) Female
Wildsumaco Lodge, Sumaco, Ecuador  
Photograph by Matt Grube   © All Rights Reserved.

Note white back on all-black male, present on a number of species of antbirds, but sometimes hard to see or not present. Split from White-backed Fire-eye in 2020, but even this new speies has females that are all brown (Ecuador Pacific), or rufous with black head (Peru), or rufous wings with black head and body (East Andean slope, Colombia to north Peru).

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