male; black plumage except for white dots on wing (Panama; 2008-06-08)

Dot-winged Antwren
Microrhopias quixensis

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: antwrens get their name from the facts that they sometimes follow ant colonies when foraging, and they generally resemble wrens (Troglodytidae) in appearance and behavior; this species shows striking sexual dimorphism, with the male looking like the Cisco Kid and the female being his fancy reddish-brown partner.

male; also shows large white patches under the tail (Panama; 2008-06-08)

female; bright rusty underparts; white on wings, tail (Panama; 2008-06-08)

frontal view of female; orangish throat breast, belly (Panama; 2008-06-08)

dorsal view of female; mostly dark charcoal above (Panama; 2008-06-08)