Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Vulnerable

Bare-eyed Antbird (Rhegmatorhina gymnops)


Taxonomy

French: Fourmilier fuligineux German: Schwarzkopf-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero ojicalvo
Taxonomy:

Rhegmatorhina gymnops

Ridgway

, 1888,

Santarém, Pará, Brazil

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE Amazonian Brazil between E bank of R Tapajós and R Iriri, extending S to both banks of middle R Teles Pires (Mato Grosso).

Descriptive notes

13·5–14·5 cm; 27–30 g. Large periorbital patch pale greyish-green; fairly prominent crest. Male has head to upper breast blackish-grey; upperparts and tail dark... read more

Voice

Loudsong a short series (e.g. 5 notes, 2·8 seconds) of whistles, first note longest and most... read more

Habitat

Understorey of humid lowland evergreen forest, to 200 m. At Alta Floresta (Mato Grosso), occurs in... read more

Food and feeding

Feeds on variety of insects and other arthropods, virtually all of which obtained by following army-ant swarms and seizing prey flushed by... read more

Breeding

Little known. Nesting thought to coincide with onset of rainy season in Nov–Dec; young bird (pale gape angles, small bluish bare... read more

Movements

Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Status not well known; appears to be uncommon to fairly common within its small range, but is considered to be highly sensitive to human disturbance, particularly... read more

Recommended citation

Zimmer, K., Isler, M.L. & Sharpe, C.J. (2018). Bare-eyed Antbird (Rhegmatorhina gymnops). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/56850 on 19 November 2018).