|Black-cheeked Gnateater (Conopophaga melanops)
The Black-cheeked Gnateater is a Brazilian endemic distributed along the east coast from Paraíba to Santa Catarina. It is found in dense vegetation in the interior of Atlantic Rain Forest.
|The male, seen here in photos 1 to 3 has a rufous crown and a black mask. Upperparts are brown with rufous on the wing-coverts. Underparts are generally grey with a contrasting white throat and a whitish belly.
The female, seen in photos 4 and 5, does not have a black mask but has a whitish line running from the lores to well behind the eye. Underparts are rufous with a white throat and whitish belly.