Alternative name: Pileated Antwren
- Herpsilochmus pileatus
10Â·5â€“11 cm (4-4Â¼ in)
- Black cap
- Thick black eyestripe
- Black, white-tipped wing coverts and tail feathers
- Buffy forehead
- White streaking in the crown
- Dirty white underparts washed with buff in the breast
South America: found in coastal eastern Brazil (Bahia south of Salvador)
This is a monotypic species.
Has been considered conspecific with Black-capped Antwren, Creamy-bellied Antwren and Ash-throated Antwren.
Coastal, sandy-soil forests where they are found in the mid-storey of restinga woodland.
The diet consists of insects and probably spiders too. There is little published information.
- 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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- SACC proposal to change the name of this species also including information on habitat
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Oct 2017)
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