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Dotted-winged Antwren

(Microrhopias quixensis)

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Small black bird with white spots and bar on wing, white tail tips; male is almost all black; female more grayish with reddish brown throat / chest / belly; 11cm (4.5in). (Hormiguerito Alipunteado).


Low and some middle elevation wet forest, Caribbean and southern Pacific slopes; found foraging on or near the ground in forest interior and more open sites such as forest edges, tree plantations, thickets.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Dotted-winged Antwren (Microrhopias quixensis), Costa Rica