Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Least Concern

White-bibbed Antbird (Myrmoderus loricatus)


French: Alapi cuirassé German: Schmuckbrust-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero enmascarado

Myiothera loricata

M. H. C. Lichtenstein

, 1823,

Bahia, Brazil


Sister to M. squamosus#R, and has been considered conspecific by some authors. Monotypic.


E Brazil in C & SE Bahia, E Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro and NE São Paulo.

Descriptive notes

14–15 cm. Male has crown black with broad rufous-chestnut feather edges, long white supercilium tinged light buff, black head side to upper throat; upper­parts,... read more


Loudsong a countable series of doublets (e.g. 8 doublets, 2·8 seconds), each consisting of... read more


Floor of humid foothill evergreen forest and adjacent tall secondary woodland, at elevations of 700... read more

Food and feeding

Little published. Feeds on insects, probably also spiders. Highly terrestrial. Closely associated partners, individuals, or family groups... read more


Little known. Two nests documented, in Nov and Dec. One nest described as in form of a badly made bowl of plant stems and fibres without... read more


Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Lowlands EBA. Uncommon to fairly common throughout its range. This includes several large... read more

Recommended citation

Zimmer, K. & Isler, M.L. (2018). White-bibbed Antbird (Myrmoderus loricatus). 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 18 March 2018).