Family Antpittas (Grallariidae)

Near Threatened

White-browed Antpitta (Hylopezus ochroleucus)


French: Grallaire teguy German: Weißbrauen-Ameisenpitta Spanish: Tororoí teguá

Myioturdus ochroleucus


, 1831,

Arraial da Conquista, southern Bahia, Brazil


Long treated as conspecific with H. nattereri, despite striking differences in voice, plumage, habitat and distribution#R. Monotypic.


Interior E Brazil, locally in W & S Ceará, E Piauí, W Pernambuco, Bahia and extreme N Minas Gerais.

Descriptive notes

13·5 cm. Adult has white lores, narrow white postocular streak bordered above with black, pale olive-grey auriculars with white shaft streaks; olive-grey above,... read more


Song 3–4 seconds long, a series of 12–14 notes rising slightly in pitch from c. 2... read more


Ground and lower parts of undergrowth of better-developed, lusher, vine-rich, semi-deciduous... read more

Food and feeding

Diet not documented. Forages on ground; makes short hops, and probes litter and soil; behaviour much as that of H. nattereri.... read more


Sings from somewhat elevated perch in dense tangled thicket. A nest found in early Apr at Araripe, Ceará state, Brazil, was a loose... read more


Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Uncommon and local. No population estimates. There are no protected areas in the regions where this species is... read more

Recommended citation

Krabbe, N.K., Schulenberg, T.S. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). White-browed Antpitta (Hylopezus ochroleucus). 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 20 August 2019).