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Bare-crowned Antbird

Gymnocichla nudiceps

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Scarce and rather shy antbird of evergreen forest, ​second growth thickets, and overgrown plantations in humid tropical lowlands. Usually in pairs, on or near the ground, where often accompanies army ant swarms to capture prey flushed by the ants. Male is black with white wingbars with bright blue naked skin on crown and around eyes. Female is rusty brown overall with bright blue naked eyering.

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