Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Least Concern

Lunulated Antbird (Oneillornis lunulatus)


Taxonomy

French: Fourmilier lunulé German: Schwarzschwanz-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero lunulado
Taxonomy:

Pithys lunulata

P. L. Sclater and Salvin

, 1873,

Sarayacu, Loreto, Peru

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Has been treated as conspecific with O. salvini. Monotypic.

Distribution:

E Ecuador (Sucumbíos, Orellana, Pastaza, Morona-Santiago) and N & C Peru (W of R Napo and R Ucayali).

Descriptive notes

13–13·5 cm; 22–26 g. Male is mostly grey, except for white supercilium, anterior ear-coverts, chin and throat; tail blackish-grey. Differs from similar O.... read more

Voice

Loudsong a series (e.g. 12 notes, 3·3 seconds) in which unmusical “chip” notes... read more

Habitat

Understorey of humid evergreen forest, primarily in seasonally flooded várzea and adjacent... read more

Food and feeding

Feeds on a variety of arthropods. Recorded prey include crickets (Gryllidae), cockroaches (Blattidae), ant larvae (Formicidae), spiders.... read more

Breeding

Little known. In Peru (Yarinacocha), fledglings common in late Dec and early Jan, season speculated as approximately Oct–Apr on basis... read more

Movements

Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Rare to uncommon throughout most of its small range. Occurs in a number of privately protected areas centred on ecotourist lodges and... read more

Recommended citation

Zimmer, K. & Isler, M.L. (2018). Lunulated Antbird (Oneillornis lunulatus). 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/56849 on 19 November 2018).