An amazing gray bird
A gray body is beautifully completed with tiny pearl-like spots put in strategic locations on the shoulders.
The male’s plumage is reddish brown on the rest of the upper and lower body and blackish gray on the head, neck, upper mantle, and underbelly up to the upper belly.
Darker, with dark reddish brown borders, are the flight feathers and rectrices (the long flight feathers on the tail).
The breast is covered in erratic black markings that stretch from the dark throat.
The primary coverts on the upper wing have a cinnamon-colored tip, while the secondary and tertiary coverts are black with white points.
All of the underwing coverts are gray. Many ant birds have a white patch between the shoulders that is bordered by black dots.
The female resembles the male quite closely, however she is a touch lighter.
She has a black throat with a few white spots that don’t extend to her breast. Her secondary coverts and crown occasionally have a cinnamon tint.
Tropical moist lowland woods, primarily between 300 and 750 meters above sea level (ASL), are the Dull-mantled antbird’s natural habitat. However, it can also be found closer to sea level and up to 1,500 meters.
It prefers deep, damp ravines in the foothills, slopes next to streams, and other sites with a well planted herbaceous understory. It grows in the understory and on the forest floor.