Black-crested Antshrike (Sakesphorus canadensis) Science Article 1
The Black-crested Ant Shrike (Sakesphorus cayanensis) is a mediumsized member of the large, neotropical family of antbirds (Formicariidae). In the male the head, sides of face, throat, and breast are uniform black. The abdomen and sides of the breast are slate gray, while the upper back is smoke brown. Th e wing coverts are edged with white as are the tips of the tail feathers. The male has a conspicuous black crest. The female is very different, as she lacks all the black, while the head, crest, and back are rufous, and the breast is ochraceous.
F. HAVERSCHMIDT, Wilson Bull., 65(4), 1953