Genus Conopophaga


Chestnut-belted Gnateater - It is a small dark bird with a relatively stout bill, brown upperparts and crown , a white supercilium, and pinkish-grey legs. The male has a black frontlet, face and throat, a rufous chest, and buff or white belly. The female has a rufous face, throat and chest, and a buff or white belly. Males of the subspecies snethlageae and pallida are distinctive, as the black of the face and throat extends well onto the central chest, with rufous of the underparts limitied to the edge of the black chest.


Rufous Gnateater - It is a small, rounded bird, 13cm in length with a short tail and fairly long legs. The plumage is mostly reddish-brown. There is a white stripe above the eye which ends in a tuft of feathers which can be hidden. The call is a series of quiet cheeps which become faster and higher-pitched. At dusk and dawn the males make a buzzing sound with their wing feathers as they fly around their territory.


Black-bellied Gnateater - The range of the Black-bellied Gnateater is in the south-central Amazon Basin, extending eastwards towards downstream areas of the final fourth of the Xingu River system. Its range does not extend north of the Amazon River and its western range limit is the eastern bank of the north-east flowing Madeira River; it extends southwestwards into north-central Bolivia into downstream areas of the Madeira River's tributaries.

Black-cheeked Gnateater - Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


Hooded Gnateater - Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Conopophagidae
Genus : Conopophaga