Ferruginous-backed Antbird

Ferruginous-backed Antbird (Myrmeciza ferruginea) on the forest floor near Surama Village, Guyana (Photo by Kester Clarke www.kesterclarke.net)

The Ferruginous-backed Antbird (Myrmeciza ferruginea) can be found in the Guiana Shield and in central Amazonia.

It is largely warm brown above, with immaculately patterned spotting on the wing coverts, a patch of pale blue orbital skin, a deep black face and throat delineated by white on the neck and breast sides, and a buffy ventral region.

It feeds on mostly insects, including grasshoppers and crickets, cockroaches, praying mantises, stick insects and the larvae of butterflies and moths.

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