|Black-bellied Gnateater (Conopophaga melanogaster)
|Carajás, Pará, Brazil
The Black-bellied Gnateater is distributed in Brazilian Amazonia south of the Amazon and east of the rio Madeira. It is found in humid forest in very dense undergrowth (which makes it difficult to photograph as you can see).
|These photos are of male birds which have a black head and underparts, a rufous back and a magnificent white tuft above and behind the eye. The female has grey replacing the black underparts, rufous crown and nape and a grey tuft. They are considerably larger than other Gnateaters.
The call is quite distinctive being a gruff type of barking.