Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Near Threatened

White-breasted Antbird (Rhegmatorhina hoffmannsi)


French: Fourmilier à poitrine blanche German: Weißbrust-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero pechiblanco

Anoplops hoffmannsi


, 1907,

Borba, Amazonas, Brazil


See R. berlepschi. Monotypic.


C Amazonian Brazil, from E bank of lower R Madeira S through Rondônia to W Mato Grosso.

Descriptive notes

14–15 cm; 28–34 g. Large periorbital patch pale greenish-yellow; fairly prominent crest. Male has forehead to nape black, upperparts, wings and tail olive-brown,... read more


Loudsong (e.g. 12 notes, 4·8 seconds) begins with long, slurred whistle, followed by 6... read more


Understorey of humid lowland evergreen forest, to 300 m. Primarily in terra firme forest,... read more

Food and feeding

Feeds on variety of insects and other arthropods, virtually all obtained by following army-ant swarms and seizing prey flushed by them.... read more


Little known. Breeding thought to occur well into rainy season, with fledging from Feb onwards; young recently out of nest hand-caught at... read more


Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Formerly considered Near-threatened. Poorly known; locally fairly common. Occupies a very small range and, as other members of genus, is considered... read more

Recommended citation

Zimmer, K. & Isler, M.L. (2020). White-breasted Antbird (Rhegmatorhina hoffmannsi). 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 26 February 2020).