Restinga Antwren Formicivora littoralis

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thamnophilidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Flávia G. Chaves, Maurício B. Vecchi, Tonny Marques de Oliveira Jr., Yara Ballarini, and Maria Alice S. Alves


Nests of Restinga Antren are cup shaped and are constructed in horizontal forks in different heights in the vegetation (range 0.27 to 3.45 m above the ground). Nests are built in different plant species. Nest material includes light brown branches, dry leaves, bark, cobwebs, insect pups and fine fibers, many of which are from the cactus Pilosocereus arrabidae. The clutch is composed of one or two white eggs with brown spots. The spots are concentrated on the large end or around the middle of the egg. The mean weight of the eggs is 1.7 grams (± 0.18 g, n = 8). The nestlings are completely naked when hatched (Chaves et al. 2013).

Recommended Citation

Chaves, F. G., M. B. Vecchi, T. Marques de Oliveira Jr., Y. Ballarini, and M. A. S. Alves (2014). Restinga Antwren (Formicivora littoralis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.