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Neoctantes niger


15–16 cm

  • All black
  • Dark eyes
  • Dark bill
  • Black legs
  • Female with most of breast rusty-brown


South America: found in South-eastern Colombia to western Amazonian Brazil, eastern Ecuador and south-eastern Peru


This is a monotypic species[1].


Understorey of lowland evergreen forests to 750m.



Presumably eats insects and other arthropods, both from dead wood and in foliage.


  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. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2015)
  3. Wikipedia
  4. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156

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