Birds of Colombia

ANTWREN, ANTSHRIKE, ANTbird
Hormiguerito, Batará,

ORDER: PASSERIfORMEs

Family: Thamnophilidae

Tropical arboreal, secretive and territorial birds are found mostly in the Amazon region. 114 species. Long-legged, short-tailed. Males have dark grey plumage and brown in the female. Most follow army ants to prey on their insect preys. Some extremely dependent on the insects the ants feed on. Most species eat fruit, spiders, slugs, grasshoppers, cockroaches, praying mantises, and larvae of butterflies and moths. Larger species consume eat lizards and frogs. However, few are known to feed on ants. Usually in pairs. Most species mix with tanagers and other species of birds. Some snatch prey on the wing.

Aves tropicales difíciles de observar que habitan principalmente en la zona amazónica. Existen 114 especies. Poseen patas largas y colas largas. Machos con plumaje gris y color café en las hembras. Muchas especies dependen exclusivamente de las presas o insectos que las hormigas arrieras conducen en sus caminos. Sin embargo, no comen hormigas como su nombre lo indica. Consumen fruta, arañas, babosas, saltamontes, cucarachas, mantises, larvas y otros insectos. Algunas especies más grandes comen lagartijas y ranas pero pocas comen hormigas. Vuelan en pares y se mezclan con otras especies de aves. Algunas atrapan insectos con sus alas durante el vuelo.

OCELLATED ANTbird

Name in Spanish: Hormiguero Ocelado

Size/Tamaño: 8 in | 20 cm
Location: West of Colombia, northern Andes
Altura: <900 m
Status:


Phaenostictus mcleannani

MALE ♂︎

Photos by: ©Jorge Gabriel Campos

Phaenostictus mcleannani

FEMALE ♀︎alike

Photos by: ©Chris Sayers

Ocellated antbird
Phaenostictus-mcleannani
Species of the Thamnophilidae family to photograph 
Species de la familia Thamnophilidae por fotografiar

Scientific
Name
Name in
Spanish
Name in
English
Euchrepomis callinota Hormiguerito Culirrufo Rufous-rumped Antwren
Euchrepomis humeralis Hormiguerito Hombricastaño Chestnut-shouldered Antwren
Euchrepomis spodioptila Hormiguerito Lomirrojo Ash-winged Antwren
Cymbilaimus lineatus Batará Capirotado Fasciated Antshrike
Frederickena unduligerus Batará Ondulado Undulated Antshrike
Frederickena fulva Batará Ondulado Fulvous Antshrike
Taraba major Batará Grande Great Antshrike
Sakesphorus canadensis Batará Copetón Black-crested Antshrike
Thamnophilus doliatus Batará Barrado Barred Antshrike
Thamnophilus multistriatus Batará Carcajada Bar-crested Antshrike
Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus Batará Crestinegro Lined Antshrike
Thamnophilus atrinucha Batará Occidental Black-crowned Antshrike
Thamnophilus schistaceus Batará Pizarra Plain-winged Antshrike
Thamnophilus murinus Batará Ratón Mouse-colored Antshrike
Thamnophilus nigriceps Batará Negro Black Antshrike
Thamnophilus cryptoleucus Batará Lustroso Castelnau’s Antshrike
Thamnophilus nigrocinereus Batará Ceniciento Blackish-gray Antshrike
Thamnophilus punctatus Batará Plomizo Northern Slaty -Antshrike
Thamnophilus unicolor Batará Unicolor Uniform Antshrike
Thamnophilus aethiops Batará Gris White-shouldered Antshrike
Thamnophilus melanonotus Batará Encapuchado Black-backed Antshrike
Thamnophilus amazonicus Batará Amazónico Amazonian Antshrike
Megastictus margaritatus Hormiguero Perlado Pearly Antshrike
Neoctantes niger Hormiguero Cuchillo Black Bushbird
Clytoctantes alixii Hormiguero Piquicurvo Recurve-billed Bushbird
Thamnistes anabatinus Hormiguero Bermejo Russet Antshrike
Dysithamnus mentalis Hormiguero Tiznado Plain Antvireo
Dysithamnus puncticeps Hormiguero Coronipunteado Spot-crowned Antvireo
Dysithamnus occidentalis Hormiguero Occidental Bicolored Antvireo
Dysithamnus leucostictus Hormiguero Cabecipunteado White-streaked Antvireo
Thamnomanes ardesiacus Hormiguero Grisazul Dusky-throated Antshrike
Thamnomanes caesius Hormiguero Cenizo Cinereous Antshrike
Xenornis setifrons Hormiguero de Tacarcuna Spiny-faced Antshrike
Isleria hauxwelli Hormiguerito Culipinto Plain-throated Antwren
Pygiptila stellaris Hormiguero Alipunteado Spot-winged Antshrike
Epinecrophyllafulviventris Hormiguerito Barbiescamado Checker-throated Antwren
Epinecrophyllapyrrhonota Hormiguerito Lomicastaño Stipple-throated Antwren
Epinecrophyllaspodionota Hormiguerito Ecuatoriano Foothill Antwren
Epinecrophyllaornata Hormiguerito Barbado Ornate Antwren
Epinecrophyllaerythrura Hormiguerito Colirrufo Rufous-tailed Antwren
Myrmotherula brachyura Hormiguerito Pigmeo Pygmy Antwren
Myrmotherula ignota Hormiguerito de Griscom Moustached Antwren
Myrmotherula ambigua Hormiguerito Barbiamarillo Yellow-throated Antwren
Myrmotherula surinamensis Hormiguerito Rayado Guianan Streaked-Antwren
Myrmotherula multostriata Hormiguerito Estriado Amazonian Streaked -Antwren
Myrmotherula pacifica Hormiguerito del Pacífico Pacific Antwren
Myrmotherula cherriei Hormiguerito de Cherrie Cherrie’s Antwren
Myrmotherula longicauda Hormiguerito Pechirrayado Stripe-chested Antwren
Myrmotherula axillaris Hormiguerito Flanquiblanco White-flanked Antwren
Myrmotherula schisticolor Hormiguerito Pizarroso Slaty Antwren
Myrmotherula sunensis Hormiguerito del Churuyaco Rio Suno Antwren
Myrmotherula longipennis Hormiguerito Alilargo Long-winged Antwren
Myrmotherula behni Hormiguerito Cerrero Plain-winged Antwren
Myrmotherula menetriesii Hormiguerito Murino Gray Antwren
Myrmotherula assimilis Hormiguerito Ribereño Leaden Antwren
Dichrozona cincta Hormiguerito Bandeado Banded Antbird
Herpsilochmus dugandi Hormiguerito de Dugand Dugand’s Antwren
Herpsilochmus dorsimaculatus Hormiguerito Dorsipunteado Spot-backed Antwren
Herpsilochmus axillaris Hormiguerito Pechiamarillo Yellow-breasted Antwren
Herpsilochmus rufimarginatus Hormiguerito Alirrufo Rufous-winged Antwren
Microrhopias quixensis Hormiguerito Abanico Dot-winged Antwren
Formicivora grisea Hormiguerito Pechinegro White-fringed Antwren
Drymophila devillei Hormiguerito Estriado Striated Antbird
Drymophila hellmayri Hormiguerito de Santa Marta Santa Marta Antbird
Drymophila klagesi Hormiguerito Rabilargo Klages’ Antbird
Drymophila caudata Hormiguerito Rabilargo East Andean Antbird
Drymophila striaticeps Hormiguerito Rabilargo Streak-headed Antbird
Hypocnemis flavescens Hormiguero Cantarín Imeri Warbling-Antbird
Hypocnemis peruviana Hormiguero Peruano Peruvian Warbling-Antbird
Hypocnemis hypoxantha Hormiguero Cejiamarillo Yellow-browed Antbird
Cercomacroides parkeri Hormiguero de Parker Parker’s Antbird
Cercomacroides tyrannina Hormiguero Negruzco Dusky Antbird
Cercomacroides serva Hormiguero Cascabel Black Antbird
Cercomacroides nigrescens Hormiguero Ceniciento Blackish Antbird
Cercomacra cinerascens Hormiguero Nagüiblanco Gray Antbird
Cercomacra nigricans Hormiguero Yeguá Jet Antbird
Pyriglena leuconota Hormiguero Ojirrojo White-backed Fire-eye
Myrmoborus leucophrys Hormiguero Cejiblanco White-browed Antbird
Myrmoborus lugubris Hormiguero Pechicenizo Ash-breasted Antbird
Myrmoborus myotherinus Hormiguero Carinegro Black-faced Antbird
Hypocnemoides melanopogon Hormiguero Barbinegro Black-chinned Antbird
Myrmochanes hemileucus Hormiguero Blanquinegro Black-and-white Antbird
Gymnocichla nudiceps Hormiguero Calvo Bare-crowned Antbird
Sclateria naevia Hormiguero Plateado Silvered Antbird
Percnostola rufifrons Hormiguero Amazónico Black-headed Antbird
Schistocichla schistacea Hormiguero Ribereño Slate-colored Antbird
Schistocichla leucostigma Hormiguero Aligoteado Spot-winged Antbird
Myrmeciza longipes Hormiguero Pechiblanco White-bellied Antbird
Poliocrania exsul Hormiguero Dorsicastaño Chestnut-backed Antbird
Sipia palliata Hormiguero del Magdalena Magdalena Antbird
Sipia nigricauda Hormiguero de Esmeraldas Esmeraldas Antbird
Sipia berlepschi Hormiguero Colimocho Stub-tailed Antbird
Ammonastes pelzelni Hormiguero Carimoteado Gray-bellied Antbird
Sciaphylax castanea Hormiguero Colicastaño Norteño Zimmer's Antbird
Mymophylax atrothorax Hormiguero Gorginegro Black-throated Antbird
Percnostola melanoceps Hormiguero Hombriblanco White-shouldered Antbird
Myrmelastes hyperythra Hormiguero Plúmbeo Plumbeous Antbird
Percnostola fortis Hormiguero Cariazul Sooty Antbird
Percnostola zeledoni Hormiguero de Zeledon Zeledon's Antbird
Percnostola immaculata Hormiguero de nariz azul Blue-lored Antbird
Aprositornis disjuncta Hormiguero del Yapacana Yapacana Antbird
Myrmornis torquata Gallito Selvático Wing-banded Antbird
Pithys albifrons Hormiguero Empenachado White-plumed Antbird
Gymnopithys bicolor Hormiguero Bicolor Bicolored Antbird
Gymnopithys leucaspis Hormiguero Cariblanco White-cheeked Antbird
Rhegmatorhina cristata Hormiguero Colorado Chestnut-crested Antbird
Rhegmatorhina melanosticta Hormiguero Crestado Hairy-crested Antbird
Hylophylax naevioides Hormiguero Collarejo Spotted Antbird
Hylophylax naevius Hormiguero de Gargantilla Spot-backed Antbird
Hylophylax punctulatus Hormiguero Dorsipunteado Dot-backed Antbird
Willisornis poecilinotus Hormiguero Escamado Scale-backed Antbird
Phlegopsis nigromaculata Hormiguero Caripelado Black-spotted Bare-eye
Phlegopsis erythroptera Hormiguero Pavo Reddish-winged Bare-eye