Speckled Antshrike (Xenornis setifrons) - HBW 8, p. 566
French: Batara masqué
Spanish: Batará Moteado
Other common names: Speckle-breasted/Spiny-faced Antshrike, Grey-faced Antshrike/Antbird
Taxonomy: Xenornis setifrons Chapman, 1924, Tacarcuna, 2050 ft [c. 625 m], Darién, Panama.
Relationships uncertain; possibly closest to Thamnomanes or Megastictus species on basis of similarities of posture, tail movements, foraging behaviour within mixed-species flocks, and some vocalizations. Monotypic.
Distribution: E Panama (E from Colón) and extreme NW Colombia (Chocó).
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Male singing about 8 feet off the ground on very dark hillside with very thick canopy and relatively open understory. Locality Nusagandi, Guna Yala, Panama
Michael Retter 16 March 2014 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 59 sec 3.9
A male that I had to follow a long way down a very steep slope.
Locality Nusagandi, Guna Yala, Panama (Monotypic species)
Nick Athanas 9 March 2014 5 weeks ago 4.4