Order
Passeriformes
Family
Grallariidae
Genus
Hylopezus
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White-browed Antpitta Hylopezus ochroleucus

  • NT Near Threatened
  • Names (15)
Harold F. Greeney
Version: 1.0 — Published October 24, 2014

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Until recently, White-browed Antpitta still was considered conspecific with Speckle-breasted Antpitta (Hylopezus nattereri) of the southern Atlantic Forest, but it now is separated on the basis of its strikingly different plumage, especially the white supercilium, and vocalizations, as well as its quite different habitat preferences. The two species are allopatricd, with White-browed Antpitta inhabiting better developed semi-deciduous and caatinga woodlands of northeast Brazil, between the states of Ceará in the north and Minas Gerais in the south. In general plumage, White-browed Antpitta is a typical member of the genus Hylopezus. Like other antpittas it forages on the ground, but there have been no detailed studies on any aspect of its diet, foraging behavior, or reproduction.

Distribution of the White-browed Antpitta
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Distribution of the White-browed Antpitta

Recommended Citation

Greeney, H. F. (2014). White-browed Antpitta (Hylopezus ochroleucus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whbant7.01