|Ferruginous-backed AntbirdMyrmoderus ferrugineus
(aka Myrmeciza ferruginea)
|Amazonia National Park, Pará, Brazil
This very attractive bird deserves a better photo but the main features are shown here. The most striking of these is the bright blue area around the eye. Its legs and lower mandible are also blue. Upperparts are chestnut and there are two bold buff-coloured wing-bars. The cheeks and breast are black outlined by a line of white running from behind the eye. The female in the first photo has a white throat which is lacking in the male in the second photo.
|The Ferruginous-backed Antbird is found mainly north of the Amazon and east of the Rio Negro with a relatively small area south of the Amazon between the Tapajós and Madeira Rivers. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
They are usually found in pairs on the forest floor.
There is an illustration in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume2, Plate 23.