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Such's Antthrush Chamaeza meruloides

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Formicariidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Harold F. Greeney and Guy M. Kirwan


  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Such's Antthrush
eBird range map for Such's Antthrush

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Such's Antthrush is endemic to the costal mountain ranges of southeastern Brazil (Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003) from southern Bahia (Gonzaga et al. 1995) and eastern Minas Gerais (Simon et al. 1999, de Vasconcelos and Junior 2001), southward through western Espírito Santo (Venturini et al. 2001, Simon et al. 2008), western Rio de Janeiro (Mallet-Rodrigues et al. 2007), eastern São Paulo (Willis and Schuchmann 1993, Aleixo and Galetti 1997, Aleixo 1999), eastern Paraná (Urben-Filho and Abe 2001, Urben-Filho et al. 2001), and northeastern Catarina.

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Such's Antthrush occupies the understory of humid montane forest and forest borders (de Vasconcelos and Junior 2001, Aleixo and Galetti 1997). Such’s Antthrush is found mostly from 200 to 1500 meters, occasionally lower (Willis 1992). Cordeiro (2001) examined available published and museum records and found an average elevation of around 650 m.

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Greeney, H. F. and G. M. Kirwan (2013). Such's Antthrush (Chamaeza meruloides), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.