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Photo by Gerald Friesen
Darien Region, Panama, February 015
Thamnophilus nigriceps


16 cm
Male: almost entirely black

  • Dark grey flanks
  • White underwing coverts


South America: found in tropical eastern Panama (Darién) and northern Colombia


This is a monotypic species[1].

Subspecies magdalenae is not recognised by all authorities[2]


Humid evergreen forests, in shrubby understorey.



Little known, but they presumably eat insects and arthropods.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2015)

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