|Stripe-backed Antbird (Myrmorchilus strigilatus)|
The Stripe-backed Antbird is found in two essentially dry habitats, the caatinga of north-east Brazil and the chaco area of Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.
It is usually found in pairs, rarely associating with mixed flocks, hopping on or near the ground in dense undergrowth. This makes it quite difficult to see (and to photograph!)
|The male, shown in the first photo, has a black throat and chest contrasting with the white of the lower face and belly. Its back is boldly streaked black and rufous as is the female (see photo 2). The wing-coverts are black with bold white spots. The male has a white supercilium which becomes buffy in the female. The female is streaked across the breast especially on the sides. The tail is long with white external feathers.|
|There is an illustration in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume 2, Plate 20.|