Rufous-fronted Antthrush (Formicarius rufifrons)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~18 cm (7 in). The Rufous-fronted Antthrush has brown-olive upperparts with a bright rufous forehead. All the underparts are gray. It forages on the forest floor where it favors thick undergrowth such as bamboo stands or similar formations. It seems associated with the transitioning thickets found between stands of Heliconia spp. and adjacent habitats. It ventures out to the open Heliconia stands. The only other Antthrush with rufous on the heads Rufous-capped Antthrush, which favors Terra Firme Forest.

Status: The Rufous-fronted Antthrush is very local and appears to be found only at locations with the right habitat types in Floodplain forest. It also occurs in Br and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Gallito-Hormiguero de Frente Rufa.

Sub-species: Rufous-fronted Antthrush (Formicarius rufifrons), Blake 1957.

Meaning of Name: Formicarius: L. Formica: an ant, a bird associated with ants. rufifrons: L. rufous= brown, red and frons= front, forehead.

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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.