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 25 weeks ago 59 sec 3.6
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 28 weeks ago 4.4