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

Diet and Foraging


Restinga Antwren forages on arthropods, capturing mainly Coleoptera and Formicidae (Chaves and Alves 2013). Other food items found in Restinga Antwren fecal samples were Araneae, Lepidoptera and larvae. Hymenoptera (with the exception of Formicidae) and Hemiptera were found only in fecal samples from females, while Orthoptera was found only in fecal samples from males (Chaves and Alves 2013).

Foraging Behavior

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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.