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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

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[edit] Identification

10·5–11 cm (4-4¼ in)
Male:

  • 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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  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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