Birds of Peru

    PASSERIFORMES: Thamnophilidae (Antbirds)  
Genus: Epinecrophylla (7 species, 10 worldwide)

Epinecrophylla, a genus of Antwrens, specialize in extracting insects from dead leaves trapped in foliage. They may move in mixed flocks.


Rufous-tailed Antwren
Rufous-tailed Antwren (Epinecrophylla erythrura erythrura) Male
Yasuní Research Station, Orellana province, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Very similar to Stipple-throated Antwrens, but note throat plain or only slightly marked. Female overall brown with black on primary wing coverts.

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Yasuni Antwren (Epinecrophylla fjeldsaai)
   



Napo Stipple-throated Antwren
Napo Stipple-throated Antwren (Epinecrophylla haematonota) Male
Los Amigos Biological Station, Peru  
   
Photograph by Joe Tobias   © All Rights Reserved.


White-eyed Antwren
White-eyed Antwren (Epinecrophylla leucophthalma dissita)
Los Amigos Biological Station, Peru
  Seems like the eye is often brown; HBW writes this is age related.
   
Photograph by Joe Tobias   © All Rights Reserved.


Ornate Antwren
Ornate Antwren (Epinecrophylla ornata)
Boca Pariamanu, Peru  
   
Photograph by Isabel Apkarian   © All Rights Reserved.


Negro Stipple-throated Antwren
Negro Stipple-throated Antwren (Epinecrophylla pyrrhonota) Male
Bajo Caguán, Caquetá, Colombia
  Stippled throat hard to see here. Note female uniformly colored buff-brown with plain throat and black on primary wing coverts.
   
Photograph by Brayan Coral Jaramillo   © All Rights Reserved.

One of three Stipple-throated Antwrens, once called the Fulvous-throated Antwren. Note white throat stippled with black on male only.

Foothill Antwren
Foothill Antwren (Epinecrophylla spodionota spodionota) Male
RN La Isla Escondida, Putumayo, Colombia
  On male note greyish brown colors and white streaked throat.
   

Foothill Antwren
Foothill Antwren (Epinecrophylla spodionota spodionota) Female
Reserva Natural La Isla Escondida, Orito, Putumayo, Colombia  
   

Unlike some antwrens, stays close to the ground.


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