Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Least Concern

Bertoni's Antbird (Drymophila rubricollis)


Taxonomy

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

Formicivora rubricollis

A. W. Bertoni

, 1901,

Puerto Bertoni, Alto Paraná, Paraguay

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

Distribution:

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

Voice

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

Habitat

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

Breeding

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

Movements

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. (2018). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/56773 on 15 November 2018).