Black Bushbird (Neoctantes niger) - HBW 8, p. 565
French: Batara des fourrés
German: Schwarzer Bodenameisenwürger
Spanish: Batará Arbustero
Taxonomy: Xenops niger Pelzeln, 1859, Marabitanas, Amazonas, Brazil.
Relationships uncertain. Monotypic.
Distribution: Extreme SC & E Colombia (Putumayo, Vaupés, N Amazonas), E Ecuador, N & SE Peru (N Amazonas, Loreto, Cuzco, Madre de Dios) and W Amazonian Brazil (extreme NW & SW Amazonas, W Acre; also isolated records from W bank of middle R Madeira and W Pará).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A female mostly concealed in undergrowth at dusk but occasionally showing distinctive bill shape Locality Shiripuno Lodge, Pastaza Province, Ecuador (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 26 November 2010 2 years ago 35 sec 1.8