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BLACK-CAPPED ANTWREN Herpsilochmus atricapillus
A canopy antwren with more of a passing resemblance both physically and vocally to the more brightly-coloured Rufous-winged Antwren. Like that species this bird absolutely loves dense canopy tangles where he can be difficult to observe as he hops through the foliage. This species tends to be more northerly in its distribution than the Rufous-winged, though the two occur together in some areas.
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FIGURE 1 - (FPAVE2733PH) Adult male lateral, Arroyo Tagatiya, Departamento Concepción (Paul Smith August 2011).
1 (FPAVE756RE) Song, recorded Reserva Arroyo Blanco-Las Niñas, Departamento Amambay (Myriam Velázquez October 2000).
2 (FPAVE757RE) Chatter, recorded Ocampos, PN San Rafael, Departamento Itapúa (Myriam Velázquez October 2001).
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