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Black-headed Antthrush - BirdForum Opus

Formicarius nigricapillus


18 cm (7 in)

  • Dark brown crown
  • Black face
  • Black throat
  • Dark back, rump and wings


Central and South America
Central America: Costa Rica, Panama
South America: Colombia, Ecuador



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • F. n. nigricapillus:
  • F. n. destructus:


Wet lowland primary forests, adjacent tall secondary growth particularly with ravines.



Their diet consists of a variety of insect types, such as crickets, cockroaches, woodlice and earwigs.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2016)
  4. Wikipedia

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