Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Least Concern

Dugand's Antwren (Herpsilochmus dugandi)


French: Grisin de Dugand German: Marañónameisenfänger Spanish: Tiluchí de Dugand

Herpsilochmus sticturus dugandi

Meyer de Schauensee

, 1945,

Belén, 600 feet [c. 180 m], Caquetá, Colombia


Closely related to H. sticturus; formerly considered conspecific, but separated on basis of clear differences in female plumage and in calls. Monotypic.


Extreme S & SE Colombia (base of Andes in SW Caquetá and W Putumayo, and Leticia area in SE Amazonas), E Ecuador and NE Peru (N of R Marañón and R Amazon).

Descriptive notes

10·5–11·5 cm; 9·3–11·3 g. Male has black crown and nape, long pale grey to white supercilium, black loral stripe and postocular stripe; dark grey upperparts... read more


Loudsong an accelerating series of short notes, notes becoming more abrupt, like that of H.... read more


Canopy and subcanopy of humid, lowland evergreen forest, at 100–600 m, mostly below 450m.... read more

Food and feeding

Little published. Feeds on insects, including lepidopteran larvae, orthopterans (Tettigoniidae) and preying mantises (Mantidae); probably... read more


Nest found in Jul in Peru (near Quebrada Sucusari; details previously unpublished): a small pendent cup or bag, exterior constructed from... read more


Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common over much of its range; until recently considered rare, but now known to have been previously overlooked in many areas.... read more

Recommended citation

Zimmer, K. & Isler, M.L. (2020). Dugand's Antwren (Herpsilochmus dugandi). 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 24 February 2020).