Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Near Threatened

Ochre-rumped Antbird (Drymophila ochropyga)


French: Grisin à croupion ocre German: Ockerbürzel-Ameisenfänger Spanish: Tiluchí culipardo

Formicivora ochropyga


, 1906,

Ipanema, São Paulo, Brazil


Closest to D. genei, the two apparently being sister-species. Monotypic.


SE Brazil from C & SE Bahia, E Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo S to E São Paulo, E Paraná and E Santa Catarina.

Descriptive notes

12·5–13·5 cm. Male has black crown, long white supercilium, black band through eye; lower side of head white, speckled black; back grey, few central... read more


Male loudsong a short, rich flat note immediately followed by a long, higher-pitched raspy note;... read more


Understorey of dense bamboo thickets and vine tangles in montane evergreen forest, locally also in... read more

Food and feeding

Little published information available. Feeds on variety of insects and spiders; seen taking white egg sac, probably of spider. In one... read more


Almost nothing known. Eggs white, irregularly speckled, blotched and lined with reddish-brown, markings all over or concentrated at larger... read more


Presumed resident; possibly some periodic local movements in response to major die-offs of bamboo.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Mountains EBA. Locally fairly common. Occurs in several... read more

Recommended citation

Zimmer, K. & Isler, M.L. (2020). Ochre-rumped Antbird (Drymophila ochropyga). 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).