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Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Black-tailed Antbird (Myrmoborus melanurus) - HBW 8, p. 643

French: Alapi à queue noire German: Schwarzkopf-Ameisenschnäpper Spanish: Hormiguero Colinegro

Taxonomy: Hypocnemis melanura P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1866, Cashiboya, in Loreto, and upper Río Ucayali, Peru.
Similar to other members of genus in morphology, vocalizations and behaviour. Monotypic.

Distribution: NE & EC Peru (Loreto, Ucayali, NE Pasco) and adjacent Brazil (right bank of R Javari, extreme W Amazonas).