• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

Wing-banded Antbird - BirdForum Opus

Myrmornis torquata


Upperside brown, underside mostly gray with throat area black in males and orange in females. Wings have two buffy wing-bars on mostly black background. Sides of head somewhat scallopped gray.


Nicaragua to Panama, the Guianas, Brazil, and Peru.

There are breaks in the distribution area1, with the Central American population discontinous from the rest, and there may be no connection between the Ecuador/Peru population and the population in eastern South America.



Two subspecies are recognized:

  • M. t. stictoptera (Buff-banded):
  • M. t. torquata:


Moist lowland forests.


Normally seen in pairs.


The diet includes invertebrates.


  1. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156
  2. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  3. Arthur Grosset

Recommended Citation

External Links