Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Least Concern

Bertoni's Antbird (Drymophila rubricollis)


French: Grisin de Bertoni German: Zimtbauch-Ameisenfänger Spanish: Tiluchí colorado

Formicivora rubricollis

A. W. Bertoni

, 1901,

Puerto Bertoni, Alto Paraná, Paraguay


Closely related to D. ferruginea, and until recently treated as conspecific, but differs in morphology and voice#R. Monotypic.


SE Brazil (extreme SE Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and C & E São Paulo S to W & C Paraná and NW Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay (Canindeyú, Alto Paraná, Caazapá) and extreme NE Argentina (N Misiones).

Descriptive notes

12·5–13·5 cm; 1 individual 10 g. Male has black crown, long white supercilium, broad black band through eye; lower side of head white, speckled black;... read more


Male loudsong a short series (e.g. 9 notes, 1·7 seconds) but length variable, introductory... read more


Understorey and mid-storey of bamboo thickets in montane and lowland evergreen forest; at low... read more

Food and feeding

Little published. Feeds on insects, including lepidopteran larvae and orthopterans; probably also on spiders. Closely associated partners,... read more


In Brazil, nest found in Nov in Rio de Janeiro (Itatiaia) and female carrying food to concealed fledgling in Jan in São Paulo. Single known... read more


Presumed resident; possibly some periodic local movements in response to major die-offs of bamboo.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Lowlands EBA. Fairly common throughout much of its range. Region within which it occurs contains... read more

Recommended citation

Zimmer, K. & Isler, M.L. (2020). Bertoni's Antbird (Drymophila rubricollis). 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 on 26 February 2020).