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Photo by jarbas mattos
Caraguatatuba, São Paulo, Brazil, July 2011
Formicarius colma


  • Brown upperparts
  • Black head, throat and breast
  • Dark grey underparts


South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.



There are 4 subspecies:

  • F. c. colma:
  • F. c. nigrifrons:
  • F. c. amazonicus:
  • Brazil south of River Amazon (River Madeira to north-western Maranhão, southern Mato Grosso)
  • F. c. ruficeps:
  • Coastal eastern and south-eastern Brazil (Pernambuco to Rio Grande do Sul)


Rain forests.



They forage amongst the leaf litter for ants and grasshoppers.


  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. Wikipedia

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