Bertoni's Antbird Drymophila rubricollis

Brazilian name: Trovoada-de-bertoni

Male Bertoni's Antbird, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
November 2008

Bertoni's Antbird is distributed in south-east Brazil, eastern Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina. It is closely associated with bamboo stands in the Atlantic Rain Forest.

Female Bertoni's Antbird, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image It is very similar in looks to Ferruginous Antbird D. ferruginea but, where they occur in the same area, Bertoni's is found at higher elevations, typically between 900 metres and 2,000 metres, than Ferruginous Antbird.

The male, seen here in photo 1, has paler underparts and wings with a browner and slightly longer tail. The mantle has less black on it.

The female, as in photo 2, is paler and has a rufous forehead and crown unlike the female Ferruginous Antbird which has a black crown with olive streaks.
There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase. There is also a page on Wikiaves.
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