Dull-mantled Antbird

The Dull-mantled Antbird is 13–14 cm long and weighs around 24 g. Overall, these birds look essentially blackish grey in the front half and dark reddish brown in the hind part, with a black wing-patch with white spots right where the two main colors meet. But in the dusky forest understory, the birds may appear all-black, with only the white spotting standing out.

Picture of the Dull-mantled Antbird has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
Original source: Michael Woodruff from Spokane, Washington, USA
Author: Michael Woodruff from Spokane, Washington, USA

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

The Dull-mantled Antbird is a perching bird species in the antbird family (Thamnophilidae). Its scientific name is presently Myrmeciza laemosticta, but as it does not seem to be closely related to the White-bellied Antbird (M. longipes) – the type species of the highly paraphyletic "wastebin genus" Myrmeciza – it is liable to be assigned to a different genus in the near future. More

The Dull-mantled Antbird (Myrmeciza laemosticta) is a resident of tropical lowland evergreen forest from Costa Rica south to Venezuela. It stays in the dense understory of the forest and can be very secretive. The Dull-mantled Antbird shown on the left was photographed Cartago Province, Costa Rica, in October 1995, with a Canon T-90 and FD 400mm F/4.5 lens on Kodachrome 200 film. More

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Dull-mantled Antbird - El Saino Trail seems to be the best to see this antbird. Also found in the Hanging Bridges of Arenal with frequency. White Hawk - Common large raptor in the area, seen around Arenal Observatory Lodge, also at the entrance of the Hanging Bridges and in general all around the foothills of the volcano. Ornate Hawk-Eagle - most of the time seen soaring over forest and near edges. Vocalizes a lot while flying. More

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Dull-mantled Antbird - Uncommon and local throughout its range, Arenal being one of 3 good sites for this skulker. Bare-necked Umbrellabird - Little info on this spectacular cotinga but there are many substantiated reports for this area, especially Arenal NP from Dec - April. Seasonal? Three-wattled Bellbird - Seasonal breeding visitor, mostly Feb - June. Its unique call lets you know they are on territory. More

tags: dull-mantled antbird, old gamboa road, plantation road, short-tailed nighthawk, tiny hawk Saturday, December 13, 2008 - An ornithophagous Barred Puffbird This happy Barred Puffbird, with a still-kicking Pacific Antwren in its jaws was photographed by Iván Hoyos last Tuesday, December 9th, at the enntrance of the Mine Trail, at Cana Field Station in Darién National Park. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Thamnophilidae
Genus : Myrmeciza
Species : laemosticta
Authority : Salvin, 1865