Rufous-breasted Antthrush (Formicarius rufipectus)

Order: Passeriformes  | Family: Formicariidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern


Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Digital Painting

Identification & Behavior: ~19 cm (7.5 in). The Rufous-breasted Antthrush is overall dark olive. The head is dusky with a black throat. The breast is dark rufous extending down to mid-belly. It forages on the forest floor of montane forest on the east slope of the Andes. It resembles Black-faced Antthrush, but Rufous-breasted Antthrush ranges at higher elevations.

Status: The Rufous-breasted Antthrush is rare to fairly common at elevations ranging between 1100 to 1850. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Gallito-Hormiguero de Pecho Rufo.

Sub-species: Rufous-breasted Antthrush (Formicarius rufipectus thoracicus), Taczanowski and Berlepsch 1885.

Meaning of Name: Formicarius: L. Formica: an ant, a bird associated with ants. rufipectus: L. rufous=brown, red and pectus=breast.

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Distribution Map


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 01/01/2015.