Pale-faced Antbird (Skutchia borbae) - HBW 8, p. 679
French: Fourmilier à face pâle
Spanish: Hormiguero de Skutch
Other common names: Pale-faced Bare-eye
Taxonomy: Phlegopsis borbæ Hellmayr, 1907, Borba, Amazonas, Brazil.
May prove to be a member of an obligate ant-following clade. Formerly placed in genus Phlegopsis, but absence of latter’s large patch of bare red skin around eye and very different male plumage led to its removal to a new, monotypic genus. Monotypic.
Distribution: SC Amazonian Brazil from E bank of middle/lower R Madeira E to W bank of middle/lower R Tapajós, S to E bank of lower R Aripuaña.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird preening and rubbing the bill Locality Rio Roosevelt, Amazonas State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 12 July 2007 5 years ago 21 sec 3.3
A bird at an army ant swarm Locality Rio Roosevelt, Amazonas State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 12 July 2007 5 years ago 29 sec 3.1