• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

Peruvian Warbling Antbird - BirdForum Opus

(Redirected from Peruvian Warbling-Antbird)
Hypocnemis peruviana
Peruvian Warbling Antbird (Hypocnemis peruviana)
Photo by lior kislev
Chino, Otawaio River, Peru, February 2010



  • Black iris
  • Short tail


South America: east of the Andes from western Amazonian Brazil and northern Bolivia to tropical Peru, and southern Colombia


Hypocnemis peruviana has two subspecies:[1]

  • H. p. peruviana
  • H. p. saturata


Rainforest borders and secondary woodland often near water or marshes.



It gleans for insects in foliage and often picks its prey from the underside of leaves.


They are monogamous. Both adults share the incubation of the 2 eggs and subsequent care of the young.


  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2010. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.7). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. SACC proposal (passed) to split Warbling Antbird
  4. Mort and Phyllis Isler and Bret Whitney: "Species Limits in Antbirds (Thamnophilidae): The Warbling Antbird (Hypocnemis cantator) complex." The Auk 124(1):11-28, 2007.

Recommended Citation

External Links