Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Least Concern

Eastern Ornate Antwren (Epinecrophylla hoffmannsi)


Taxonomy

French: Myrmidon de Hoffmanns German: Südamazonien-Ameisenschlüpfer Spanish: Hormiguerito adornado oriental
Taxonomy:

Myrmotherula ornata hoffmannsi

Hellmayr

, 1906,

Itataituba, near Santarém, Brazil

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Hitherto treated as conspecific with E. ornata, but differs from E. o. ornata and E. o. saturata in its (in female) lack of throat patch (3); smaller chestnut dorsal patch (2); buff vs white-spotted wing-coverts (1); and (in male) slightly longer bill (effect size 0.97, score 1); slightly shorter wings and tail (effect size –1.48, score 1); and weakly divergent song, involving spike-shaped introductory note (1) and largest frequency drop in trill (1)#R. Differs from E. o. meridionalis and E. o. atrogularis in (both sexes) its chestnut dorsal patch (3), (in female) lack of throat patch (3) and buff vs white-spotted wing-coverts (1), (only males measured) slightly longer bill (effect size 1.18, score 1) and slightly shorter tail (effect size –1.49, score 1), and same differences in song as above (2). Monotypic.

What do (1) and (2) mean? Learn more about the scoring system.
Distribution:

SE Amazonian Brazil E of R Madeira (in E Rondônia, W & N Mato Grosso, and Pará W of R Tocantins).

Descriptive notes

9–10 cm; 8·6–9·5 g. Compared to formerly conspecific E. ornata of nominate race, male is paler below, tinged yellowish-brown posteriorly, while female lacks throat... read more

Voice

Loudsong very similar to that of E. ornata and possibly is only easily differentiated... read more

Habitat

Lowland tropical forest, principally terra firme, below 800 m. Replaces E.... read more

Food and feeding

Diet insects and spiders. Foraging behaviour probably largely identical to that of E. ornata, but no specific studies have been... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

None recorded; presumed resident throughout range.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common, but locally distributed throughout. Its large range includes several large protected areas, e.g. Tapajós National Park... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2018). Eastern Ornate Antwren (Epinecrophylla hoffmannsi). 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/1343583 on 16 December 2018).