Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Near Threatened

Narrow-billed Antwren (Formicivora iheringi)


Taxonomy

French: Grisin à bec étroit German: Schieferameisenfänger Spanish: Hormiguerito picofino
Taxonomy:

Formicivora iheringi

Hellmayr

, 1909,

Senhor do Bonfim, Bahia, Brazil

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Relationships unclear. Extensive analysis of morphology, vocalizations and natural history indicates that it is not closely related to other members of genus, and should perhaps, pending further research, be placed in a separate monotypic genus, Neorhopias#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

E Brazil in interior E Bahia and NE Minas Gerais.

Descriptive notes

11–12 cm; 1 male 8·2 g. Male is mostly dark grey; blackish-grey on wings and tail, wing-coverts and outer tail feathers tipped white; centre of throat and breast black... read more

Voice

Loudsong a countable series (e.g. 19 notes, 8 seconds) of emphatic, evenly paced, downslurred... read more

Habitat

Understorey and mid-storey of tropical deciduous hill forest, from 250 m to 1050 m. In Jequié-Boa... read more

Food and feeding

Little published. Feeds on variety of insects, including orthopterans (Tettigoniidae) and adult and larval lepidopterans; probably also on... read more

Breeding

Little known. Three birds had testes dormant or only slightly enlarged in Oct (Bahia) and Dec (Minas Gerais), indicating that breeding does... read more

Movements

Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, and previously, Vulnerable. Restricted-range species: present in Deciduous Forests of Bahia EBA. Uncommon... read more

Recommended citation

Zimmer, K. & Isler, M.L. (2019). Narrow-billed Antwren (Formicivora iheringi). 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/56762 on 21 May 2019).