|Unicolored Antwren Myrmotherula unicolor
Brazilian name: choquinha-cinzenta
|Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil
The Unicolored Antwren is distributed in south-east Brazil from the state of Rio de Janeiro to the north of Rio Grande do Sul. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is a Brazilian endemic. It is found in lowland forest and restinga woodland at or near the coast and up to about 500 metres.
|The male, seen here in photos 1 and 3, is all grey but with a small throat patch the feathers of which are black with grey tips. It looks very like the male Alagoas Antwren M. snowi and these two species were formerly considered one. However, the female Alagoas Antwren is noticeably more rufescent and the vocalisations are different.|
|The female, seen in photo 2, is olive-brown above with a greyer crown and nape. The wings are dark greyish-brown
with yellowish edgings. Underparts are mostly olive-buff with greyish flanks.
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