Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)


Rondonia Antwarbler (Hypocnemis ochrogyna)


French: Alapi ocré German: Rondoniaameisenschnäpper Spanish: Hormiguero boliviano

Hypocnemis cantator ochrogyna

J. T. Zimmer

, 1932,

Tapirapoan, Mato Grosso, Brazil


See H. cantator. Differs from H. subflava, H. flavescens, H. peruviana and H. rondoni in characters given under those species; from H. cantator in its light ochraceous-brown vs white-streaked black mantle and back in female (2); flanks paler rufous (1); and “common call” three or so notes, first even-pitched and slightly longer (1), the others downslurred v. three or so clear upslurred notes (3); and from H. striata in grey vs black mantle in male (1); and breast less heavily streaked (1); pale ochraceous-brown vs strongly streaked black-and-rufescent mantle and back in female (2); and loudsong distinct in pace change (2) and note shape (1). Monotypic.

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E Bolivia (E Beni, N Santa Cruz) and SC Amazonian Brazil (Rondônia, W Mato Grosso).

Descriptive notes

11–12 cm; 11–15 g. Typical member of the H. cantator species complex, whose range abuts those of the recently described H. rondoni (to the N, with which it... read more


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


Inhabits dense understorey of lowland evergreen forest, both terra firme and seasonally... read more

Food and feeding

No detailed information available. Most aspects of diet and foraging behaviour probably very similar to those of the formerly conspecific... read more


No information.


None recorded; presumed resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Fairly common to common throughout most of its range, but global population unknown. Has lost an estimated 60% of its habitat in Brazil over the past 40... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N., Kirwan, G.M. & Sharpe, C.J. (2020). Rondonia Antwarbler (Hypocnemis ochrogyna). 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).