Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Endangered

Slender Antbird (Rhopornis ardesiacus)


Taxonomy

French: Alapi du Bahia German: Bahiaameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero esbelto
Taxonomy:

Myiothera ardesiaca

Wied

, 1831,

probably Boa Nova or Poções (“close to [Vitória da] Conquista”)#R, Bahia, Brazil

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

Locally in SE Bahia and NE Minas Gerais#R, in E Brazil.

Descriptive notes

18–19 cm; 23–28 g. Male has crown, head side and upperparts grey, wings and graduated tail blackish-grey, wing-coverts edged white at tips; throat black, edged by... read more

Voice

Male and female loudsong a series (e.g. 9 notes, 2·9 seconds) of evenly paced whistles,... read more

Habitat

Understorey of hillside deciduous forest (annual precipitation 800–1000 mm) with many... read more

Food and feeding

Feeds on various insects and arachnids; recorded prey items include orthopterans (Acrididae, Tettigoniidae, Gryllidae), cockroaches (... read more

Breeding

Little known. Breeding activity thought to begin in Oct (coinciding with normal dry season in region) and to decline in Dec–Feb with... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Deciduous Forests of Bahia EBA. It is now known from 17 localities in SE Bahia and NE Minas Gerais, a total range (Extent of... read more

Recommended citation

Zimmer, K., Isler, M.L. & Sharpe, C.J. (2018). Slender Antbird (Rhopornis ardesiacus). 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/56801 on 18 December 2018).