Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Near Threatened

White-lined Antbird (Myrmoborus lophotes)


Taxonomy

French: Alapi huppé German: Schwarzschopf-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero crestado
Taxonomy:

Percnostola lophotes

Hellmayr and Seilern

, 1914,

Río Sangabán, Puno, Peru

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Previously placed in Percnostola, but recent extensive analyses#R#R#R situate it clearly in present genus. Original description of species almost certainly based on a subadult male, having female-like plumage; adult male described much later, as a separate species “Percnostola macrolopha”, and only relatively recently realized to be adult male of present species. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Extreme SW Amazonian Brazil (W & S Acre), SE Peru (Ucayali, E Junín, Cuzco, Madre de Dios, Puno) and NW Bolivia (Pando, N La Paz).

Descriptive notes

14–14·5 cm; 28–31 g. Prominent crest. Male is blackish-grey, head and anterior underparts blackest, flanks palest; interscapular patch white, outer primary... read more

Voice

Loudsong a single downslurred whistle followed after sizeable interval (e.g. 0·7 seconds) by... read more

Habitat

Understorey and floor of evergreen river-edge forest (várzea and transitional) and... read more

Food and feeding

Little published. Feeds on various insects, including lepidopteran larvae, and egg cases of insects; probably also on spiders. Closely... read more

Breeding

Nothing known.

Movements

Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in South-east Peruvian Lowlands EBA. Fairly common in most areas in which it occurs. These include some large... read more

Recommended citation

Zimmer, K. & Isler, M.L. (2018). White-lined Antbird (Myrmoborus lophotes). 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/56818 on 10 December 2018).