male; brown body; gray-checked throat; light iris (Panama; 2008-06-15)

Checker-throated Antwren
Myrmotherula fulviventris

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: antwrens get their name from the fact that they they look quite like wrens (Troglodytidae) and sometimes follow ant columns when foraging; this species is particularly drab-plumaged with the male being only slightly less drab (and having a grey-checkered throat) that the plainer-brown female.

dorsal view; olive-brown upperparts; dots on wing (Panama; 2008-06-15)

this tiny bird hides in the understory (Panama; 2008-06-15)