Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Least Concern

Yapacana Antbird (Aprositornis disjuncta)


French: Alapi du Yapacana German: Zweifarb-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero del Yapacana

Myrmeciza disjuncta


, 1945,

Cerro Yapacana, Amazonas, Venezuela




Locally in E Colombia (Puerto Inírida and Caño Ima, Guainía), SW Venezuela (W Amazonas in vicinity of Cerro Yapacana, village of Picua and left bank of R Baría) and NW Brazil (Jaú National Park, Amazonas#R and middle R Branco, Roraima#R).

Descriptive notes

13·5 cm; 14–15 g. Male has crown and upperparts dark grey, white inter­scapular patch; wings and tail blackish-grey, wing-coverts and rectrices narrowly tipped... read more


Loudsong two prolonged (e.g. 0·8–1·5 seconds), harsh, frequency-modulated... read more


Seemingly restricted to understorey and floor of stunted, virtually impenetrable woodland growing... read more

Food and feeding

Feeds on insects, including orthopterans (Tettigoniidae, Gryllidae), hemipterans, and lepidopteran larvae (particularly of geometrid moths... read more


Virtually nothing known. At Picua (Venezuela), birds were paired and territorial and responded strongly to tape playback in Jan and Feb,... read more


Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Orinoco-Negro White-sand Forests EBA. Locally abundant. Habitat requirements appear to be highly specific. In... read more

Recommended citation

Zimmer, K. & Isler, M.L. (2020). Yapacana Antbird (Aprositornis disjuncta). 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 24 February 2020).