rufous rumped antwren

Rufous-rumped Antwren (Euchrepomis callinota)

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

rufous rumped antwren
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Santa Marta, Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Cauca, Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Costa Rica

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Putumayo, Colombia

Identification & Behavior: ~11 cm (4.3 in). The male Rufous-rumped Antwren has a gray head and breast with a conspicuous black cap. The upperparts are yellow-olive with black wing coverts and two yellow wing bars. The back and rump are bright rufous but often concealed by the folded wings. The belly is yellow.  The female is a dull version of the male but has dusky wing coverts and lacks the black cap. It forages in the canopy of mature forests generally with mixed-species flocks. The long tail and active foraging behavior distinguish it from other yellow-bellied antwrens such as Pygmy Antwren and Sclater’s Antwren. It is not known to overlap with the similar and closely related Ash-winged Antwren.

Status: The Rufous-rumped Antwren is uncommon to rare in the Amazonian lowlands. It is not known to occur on the east bank of the Napo River and the north side of the Amazon River. It also occurs in Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Hormiguerito de Lomo Rufo.

Sub-species: Rufous-rumped Antwren (Euchrepomis callinota peruviana), Meyer de Schauensee, 1945 – C Peru (S of R Marañón, from San Martín S to Junín, also S Cuzco).
(Euchrepomis callinota callinota), (P. L. Sclater), 1855. Costa Rica (Caribbean slope S from S Alajuela), Panama (Chiriquí, Bocas del Toro, Veraguas, E Darién), Colombia (locally from Valle del Cauca and Cundinamarca S to Nariño and W Caquetá), Ecuador (both slopes, on Pacific S to El Oro) and N Peru (Piura, Cajamarca, Amazonas).

Meaning of Name: Euchrepomis: Gr  eu= fine, beautiful and khros, khrotos= complexion and epomis, epomidos= point of the shoulder, shoulder. callinota: Gr. Kallos= beauty, beautiful and notos, noton= backed, back.

See more of the Family Thamnophilidae  peru aves

Distribution Maprufous-rumped_antwren


    • 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 03/01/2017.