|Southern Chestnut-tailed Antbird Sciaphylax hemimelaena
(aka Myrmeciza hemimelaena)
|Palmarí, Amazonas, Brazil
The Southern Chestnut-tailed Antbird is distributed in western Amazonia south of the river Amazon and east to the lower River Xingu. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in terra firme forest often, as in this case, near tree-falls.
|It is a smallish antbird with a noticeably short tail. This male shows the head and neck dark grey but with a scaled appearance, brown back and rufous-chestnut tail. The wing-coverts are browny-black and the white and buffy tips form, in this case, two wing-bars. The throat and breast are black and there is sometimes some white on the belly though this is not apparent in this individual.|
|The female is similar on the upperparts but paler in colour but the throat and breast are rufous while the belly is
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