Bicolored Antbird (Gymnopithys bicolor)

The Bicolored Antbird was a surprise when we found them in Bosque Eterno de los Niños Private Reserve. A few individuals were following a trail of army ants, so when we found the ants, we found the birds. They were calling and jumping from branch to branch, very excited with the abundant prey that they were able to catch. It was very dark inside the forest trail, so I had to use my tripod, raise my ISO and zoom out a bit in order to get a single sharp picture.

The bird is mostly brown on the upper parts, but it has a white belly and throat which helps to see it in the dark forest. They also have the characteristic blue orbital skin of many Antbird species. If also shows a small black patch on the cheeks.

Bicolored Antbird - Gymnopithys bicolor - Hormiguero Bicolor

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