Family Antpittas (Grallariidae)

Near Threatened

White-browed Antpitta (Hylopezus ochroleucus)


Taxonomy

French: Grallaire teguy German: Weißbrauen-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí teguá
Taxonomy:

Myioturdus ochroleucus

Wied

, 1831,

Arraial da Conquista, southern Bahia, Brazil

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Long treated as conspecific with H. nattereri, despite striking differences in voice, plumage, habitat and distribution#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Interior E Brazil, locally in W & S Ceará, E Piauí, W Pernambuco, Bahia and extreme N Minas Gerais.

Descriptive notes

13·5 cm. Adult has white lores, narrow white postocular streak bordered above with black, pale olive-grey auriculars with white shaft streaks; olive-grey above,... read more

Voice

Song 3–4 seconds long, a series of 12–14 notes rising slightly in pitch from c. 2... read more

Habitat

Ground and lower parts of undergrowth of better-developed, lusher, vine-rich, semi-deciduous... read more

Food and feeding

Diet not documented. Forages on ground; makes short hops, and probes litter and soil; behaviour much as that of H. nattereri.... read more

Breeding

Sings from somewhat elevated perch in dense tangled thicket. A nest found in early Apr at Araripe, Ceará state, Brazil, was a loose... read more

Movements

Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Uncommon and local. No population estimates. There are no protected areas in the regions where this species is... read more

Recommended citation

Krabbe, N.K., Schulenberg, T.S. & Sharpe, C.J. (2017). White-browed Antpitta (Hylopezus ochroleucus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/56877 on 29 June 2017).