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Photo by Jose Ramon
Flores, Limon Province, Costa Rica, March 2017
Myrmothera dives

Hylopezus dives


13–14 cm (5-5½ in)

  • Dark grey crown and nape
  • Pale yellowish-brown lores and narrow eye ring
  • Greyish-brown auri­culars
  • Buff moustache


Central and South America
Central America: found in Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
South America: Colombia and Ecuador


This is a polytypic species[1] consisting of 3 subspecies.

Formerly, both White-lored Antpitta and Thicket Antpitta were considered to be the same species with the name Fulvous-bellied Antpitta.


  • M. d. dives:
  • M. d. flammulatus:
  • Caribbean slope of western Panama (Bocas del Toro)
  • M. d. barbacoae:
  • Lowlands of eastern Panama (Darien) and western Colombia (Narino)


Found around forest streams in dense thickets and vines.



They forage on the ground and on logs for insects and spiders.


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  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2017)

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