Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Speckled Antshrike (Xenornis setifrons) - HBW 8, p. 566

French: Batara masqué German: Strichelrücken-Ameisenwürger 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).