Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Least Concern

Spotted Antbird (Hylophylax naevioides)


Taxonomy

French: Alapi grivelé German: Rotmantel-Ameisenwächter Spanish: Hormiguero moteado
Taxonomy:

Conopophaga naevioïdes

Lafresnaye

, 1847,

no locality = Ciudad de Panamá, Panama

.

Recent evolutionary study of this species and H. naevius#R found that neither is monophyletic, as present species is nested within latter and is sister to the H. naevius forms found S of R Amazon. See also H. naevius. Birds from W Colombian lowlands described as race subsimilis, but considered inseparable from nominate. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • H. n. capnitis (Bangs, 1906) – Caribbean slope from Honduras S to Costa Rica (ranging to Pacific slope in NW) and W Panama (E to Coclé, ranging to Pacific slope in Veraguas).
  • H. n. naevioides (Lafresnaye, 1847) – E Panama (both slopes E from Colón and Panamá Province), N & W Colombia (E to Cesar & Santander on N slope) and W Ecuador (S to Guayas and Chimborazo).
  • Descriptive notes

    10·5–11·5 cm; 15·5–18·5 g. Interscapular patch white. Male has crown to below eye grey, dark grey feather centres; upperparts rufous;... read more

    Voice

    Male loudsong a long series (e.g. 19 notes, 4·5 seconds) typically beginning with lengthy (e... read more

    Habitat

    Understorey of humid lowland and foothill evergreen forest and adjacent mature second-growth... read more

    Food and feeding

    Feeds on various insects and other arthropods; also small lizards. Recorded prey include cockroaches (Blattidae), orthopterans, beetles (... read more

    Breeding

    Season Apr–Jul in Costa Rica; nests with eggs in Apr–Oct in Panama. Nest, constructed by both sexes, a deep, thin-walled cup of... read more

    Movements

    None recorded; presumed resident.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Fairly common throughout much of its range. Occurs in several large protected areas, e.g. La Selva Biological Reserve and Rincón de la Vieja,... read more

    Recommended citation

    Zimmer, K., Isler, M.L. & Christie, D.A. (2018). Spotted Antbird (Hylophylax naevioides). 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/56839 on 16 December 2018).