Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Black-backed Antshrike (Sakesphorus melanonotus) - HBW 8, p. 542

French: Batara à dos noir German: Schwarzweißer Ameisenwürger Spanish: Batará Dorsinegro

Taxonomy: Thamnophilus melanonotus P. L. Sclater, 1855, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia.
Has historically been considered most closely related to S. canadensis on basis of morphology, but is vocally quite distinct. Monotypic.

Distribution: Caribbean slope in N Colombia (S & W to N Bolívar) and NW Venezuela (E to Miranda).