|Ash-winged Antwren Euchrepornis spodioptila
(aka Terenura spodioptila)
|near Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
The Ash-winged Antwren is distributed in south-east Venezuela, the Guianas and Amazonian Brazil mainly north of the Amazon and east of the rio Negro but with a population south of the Amazon between the lower rio Madeira and lower rio Tapajós. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
|It is usually found only in the canopy of terra firme forest and can be hard to see. On this occasion I
was on the tower above the bird and did not manage to get a good shot. It does, however, show the main features, namely the rufous lower back and
rump and the two white wing bars. The fact that the crown is brownish rather than black shows that this is a female.
They tend to forage for insects on the outer leaves of the canopy and are usually members of canopy flocks.
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