Near Lençois, Bahia state, Brazil.
Male? This individual is not showing the white crescent
typical of the species. (D3)
Conopophaga aurita occidentalis
Zancudococha, Sucumbíos province, Ecuador.
Found widely throughout much of the Amazon and Guianan regions, though
some races are likely to be split in the future. (S8)
About 40 km east of Barra do
Corda, Maranhão state, Brazil.
Male. A Brazilian
endemic. The Hooded Gnateater is a species rarely seen by birders
- not because it is rare, but because it inhabits an area of
northeastern Brazil that is off the beaten track. I found this
one on a random rest stop just off the side of a busy highway.
Yasuní Research Station, Orellana province, Ecuador.
Found in the western Amazon region, south of the Rio Napo.
Michelin forest, Ituberá, Bahia state, Brazil.
Male. Based on range, the subspecies should be
perspicillata, but this
may not be a valid taxon. It appears far more like the plate of
nigrifrons in HBW Vol. 8
than of melanops, with
the broader black on the forehead and more extensive white on the
belly (compare to next shot). However there is apparently a lot
of individual variation. (D3)
Reserva Ecologica de Guapi
Assu, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil.
Male. This is a
characteristic bird of lowland Atlantic Forest, and it can be
rather common in well-forested areas.
Conopophaga castaneiceps castaneiceps
WildSumaco, Napo province, Ecuador.
Male. Scarce and local in Andean cloudforest from Colombia to Peru. (S7)