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Ash-breasted Antbird Myrmoborus lugubris

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thamnophilidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Guy M. Kirwan


Very little information. Single known nest (central Brazil, September) "dome-shaped c. 15 cm high, entrance c. 4 cm in diameter and on one side at ground level, exterior constructed entirely of dead leaves, leaf skeletons and few thin dead twigs and looking exactly like surrounding leaf litter, partially decomposed leaf at least 15 cm long placed at slight angle c. 1 cm above entrance, situated on ground next to low plants barely taller than nest roof and large, partially moss-covered logs" (Zimmer and Isler 2003).

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and G. M. Kirwan (2011). Ash-breasted Antbird (Myrmoborus lugubris), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.