The White-shouldered Fire-eye is distributed in
the Atlantic Forest of south-east Brazil and adjacent eastern Paraguay and
extreme northern Argentina. It is found in the viny and tangled
undergrowth often near bamboo.
The male is glossy black with a
bright red eye and white wing-bars. It also has a white interscapular
patch which is often hidden. The female is brown above with a dark tail
and lighter, yellowish-brown underparts. It also has a red eye.
feeds on a variety of insects and is often, but not always, associated
with army-ant swarms that drive the insects from cover. They are usually
in small family groups and are very active and difficult to
There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto .