Pale-faced Antbird

The Pale-faced Antbird , sometimes known as the Pale-faced Bare-eye, is a species of bird in the Thamnophilidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Skutchia, but based on genetic evidence this genus should be merged with Phlegopsis. It is endemic to the humid forest in the south-central Amazon in Brazil.

The Pale-faced Antbird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

and studied a pair of Pale-faced Antbirds as they followed a colony of army ants from 5 to 11 April at about 4�15 ' S and 59�18 ' W. On 12 April on the trail from Coatg to the Rio Madeira opposite Lago Puruzinha (Figure 1), I flushed another borbae and studied four or five, including a young bird, at a swarm of ants about 4�12 ' S and 59�20 ' W. These observations, which indicate that borbae consistently follows army ants in the fashion of birds in related genera. More

placement) Pale-faced Antbird, Skutchia borbae Genus Phlegopsis Black-spotted Bare-eye, Phlegopsis nigromaculata Reddish-winged Bare-eye, Phlegopsis erythroptera Genus Phaenostictus Ocellated Antbird, Phaenostictus mcleannani Genus Gymnopithys Rufous-throated Antbird, Gymnopithys rufigula Bicolored Antbird, Gymnopithys leucaspis Lunulated Antbird, Gymnopithys lunulata White-throated Antbird, Gymnopithys salvini Genus Rhegmatorhina Hairy-crested Antbird, Rhegmatorhina melanosticta Chestnut-crested Antbird, Rhegmatorhina cristata White-breasted Antbird, Rhegmatorhina hoffmannsi Harlequin Antbird, Rhegmatorhina berlepschi Bare-eyed Antbird, Rhegmatorhina gymnops Genus Cercomacra Gray Antbird, Cercomacra cinerascens Rio de Janeiro Antbird, Cercomacra brasiliana Dusky More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Formicariidae
Genus : Skutchia
Species : borbae
Authority : (Hellmayr, 1907)