|Silvered Antbird Sclateria naevia
|Joanes, Ilha de Marajó, Pará, Brazil
The Silvered Antbird is distributed throughout most of the Amazon Basin except for the south-east. It is found in seasonally flooded forest usually at the water's edge.. We found several pairs singing at dawn along a creek through mangroves on the Ilha de Marajó.
|Unfortunately, I didn't get any decent photos of a male but it looks very similar in pattern to these females except the brown is replaced by grey and the buff spots on the wing-coverts are replaced by white spots. Both sexes have this long, slender bill and pinkish legs.
Photos 1 and 2 were taken without flash, which is always my preference, and photos 3 and 4 were taken with flash. The effect on plumage colour is significant.
|For those interested in technical details: all images were taken with a Canon D20 with a 400mm, f/4.0 lens. The first two were taken without flash at an ISO of 1600, hence the noise. Photo 1 was at 1/125 and f/4.0 while photo 2 was at 1/250 and f/4.0. Photos 3 and 4 were taken with flash and a "Better Beamer" at an ISO of 400, at 1/250 at f/4.0.|