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Photo by Carlos Henrique
Location: Guaraú - Peruíbe - SP - Brazil
Myrmoderus squamosus


Male has black throat that gradually become black scalloping on white lower belly. Female has whitish underparts with light scalloping.

Similar species

Similar to White-bibbed Antbird in which the male as a white lower throat and the female has buffy throat.


South-eastern Brazil.


This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly placed in genus Myrmeciza by Gill and Donsker.


Moist and drier lowland forest and woodlands.



  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/

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