Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Near Threatened

Santa Marta Antbird (Drymophila hellmayri)


Taxonomy

French: Grisin des Santa Marta German: Santa-Marta-Ameisenfänger Spanish: Tiluchí de Santa Marta
Taxonomy:

Drymophila caudata hellmayri

Todd

, 1915,

Cincinnati, Santa Marta, Colombia

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Until recently considered conspecific with D. caudata (along with D. klagesi and D. striaticeps), but acoustic and genetic data#R indicate significant differences. Differs from D. caudata in its reddish-tinged grey vs greyish uppertail (1); black subterminal tailband vs none (1); occurrence at low elevation (500–1500 m) vs high (1800–2300 m) (1); and male loudsong with typically two vs four to six (2) even vs rising (2) introductory notes#R; from D. klagesi in characters given under that species; and from D. striaticeps in its black patch on mid-crown to hindcrown vs none in male (2); reddish-tinged grey vs greyish uppertail (1); black subterminal tailband vs none (1); occurrence at low elevation (500–1500 m) vs high (1800–2300 m) (1); and from published data#R song with lower maximum frequency (effect size 4.9, score 2) and greater length (effect size 2, score 2) for two introductory notes. Monotypic.

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Distribution:

N Colombia (Santa Marta region).

Descriptive notes

14·5–15·5 cm. Both sexes are very similar to respective adults of all other members of the previously conspecific D. caudata group, but differs from D. caudata... read more

Voice

Vocally similar to, but distinctive when compared in detail against, other members of the D.... read more

Habitat

Prefers understorey and midstorey of dense second growth and bamboo thickets in montane evergreen... read more

Food and feeding

Diet and foraging behaviour probably very similar to those of D. striaticeps, but very poorly known. Typically observed in pairs... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, mainly due to very small range, the species being confined to the Santa Marta Mountains Endemic Bird Area, an... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2018). Santa Marta Antbird (Drymophila hellmayri). 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/1343593 on 17 November 2018).