Plumbeous Antvireo Dysithamnus plumbeus

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The Plumbeous Antvireo, which is endemic to the Atlantic Forest of eastern Brazil, is a small, chunky, slate-gray antbird, with a white carpal bend and tips to the wing coverts, while the even less-frequently seen female is dull olive-brown above, with buffy-white carpal and covert markings, a whitish throat, and an ochraceous lower belly and vent. The species is considered to be globally Vulnerable, based on its relatively small and apparently declining range, which encompasses southern Bahia through eastern Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo, south to extreme northeast Rio de Janeiro. It is generally considered uncommon and local, and the Plumbeous Antvireo inhabits the lower stratum of tall, primary, lowland forest to 800 m, where pairs or singles generally forage close to the ground in dense tangles, and sometimes join mixed-species flocks.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

Plumbeous Antvireo (Dysithamnus plumbeus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: