October 3, 2015 – White-plumed Antbird (Pithys albifrons)

These small antbirds are found in northern South America, in Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. They follow army ants, catching insects, arthropods, and small vertebrates that flee from the swarms. Males and females build nests together from rootlets and dead leaves. In some areas, females leave chicks with their mates to seek out new partners and begin the process of nesting again.

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