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Bahia Antwren

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Alternative name: Pileated Antwren

Photo by Xyko PaludoMata de São João, BA, Brazil, October 2017
Photo by Xyko Paludo
Mata de São João, BA, Brazil, October 2017
Herpsilochmus pileatus


[edit] Identification

10·5–11 cm (4-4¼ in)

  • Grey
  • Black cap
  • Thick black eyestripe
  • Black, white-tipped wing coverts and tail feathers

Female: similar

  • Buffy forehead
  • White streaking in the crown
  • Dirty white underparts washed with buff in the breast

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in coastal eastern Brazil (Bahia south of Salvador)

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].
Has been considered conspecific with Black-capped Antwren, Creamy-bellied Antwren and Ash-throated Antwren.

[edit] Habitat

Coastal, sandy-soil forests where they are found in the mid-storey of restinga woodland.

[edit] Behaviour

The diet consists of insects and probably spiders too. There is little published information.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. SACC proposal to change the name of this species also including information on habitat
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Oct 2017)

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