Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Least Concern

Manicore Antwarbler (Hypocnemis rondoni)


French: Alapi de Rondon German: Olivschulter-Ameisenschnäpper Spanish: Hormiguero de Manicoré

Hypocnemis rondoni

Whitney et al.

, 2013,

Mato Grosso, on left bank of the Rio Roosevelt in the Municipality of Colniza (09°07’54” S, 60°42’31” W) at about 150 m elevation, Brazil


Recently described species#R, part of the “H. cantator complex” (which see). Differs from all species formerly grouped under H. cantator in stronger rufous edging on bases of rectrices (1), completely different call using 4 [3–5] notes, thus faster (3) and with more notes (3) than any other population, plus virtual or actual parapatric distribution with regard to H. ochrogyna (3). Monotypic.

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C Amazonian Brazil on right bank of R Madeira, in R Aripuanã–R Machado interfluvium and W bank of R Roosevelt (SE Amazonas, N Rondônia, NW Mato Grosso).

Descriptive notes

11·3 cm; 12·5 g. Both sexes are extremely similar to those of other members of the H. cantator species complex, differing most obviously from all other taxa therein... read more


For general characteristics of male and female loudsongs, plus calls, see relevant section of... read more


Inhabits the understorey of lowland terra firme forest, showing a preference (like many... read more

Food and feeding

Diet scarcely known, but stomach contents of one individual comprised beetles (Coleoptera) and orthopterans. Usually found in pairs,... read more


Nothing known.


None known, presumed resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common (even locally very common) within its range, which however is the smallest of any of the seven species within the H... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). Manicore Antwarbler (Hypocnemis rondoni). 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).