Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Near Threatened

White-breasted Antbird (Rhegmatorhina hoffmannsi)


Taxonomy

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

Anoplops hoffmannsi

Hellmayr

, 1907,

Borba, Amazonas, Brazil

.

See R. berlepschi. Monotypic.

Distribution:

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

Voice

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

Habitat

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

Breeding

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

Movements

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. (2018). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/56852 on 21 November 2018).