Black-bellied Antwren (Formicivora melanogaster) - HBW 8, p. 615
French: Grisin à ventre noir
Spanish: Hormiguerito Ventrinegro
Taxonomy: Formicivora melanogaster Pelzeln, 1868, Goiás city, Goiás, Brazil.
Morphological, vocal and molecular studies indicate that, with exception of F. iheringi, all species placed in current genus form a well-defined group. Present species considered to form a clade with F. serrana and F. littoralis, and all three have sometimes been treated as conspecific. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- bahiae Hellmayr, 1909 - NE Brazil (extreme E Maranhão E to W Rio Grande do Norte, S to N Bahia and W Pernambuco).
- melanogaster Pelzeln, 1868 - C Brazil (S Mato Grosso E to S Bahia, S to W Mato Grosso do Sul, W São Paulo and N Minas Gerias), SE Bolivia (Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca, Tarija) and extreme N Paraguay (Alto Paraguay).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male preening and then moving around Locality Boa Nova, Bahia State, Brazil (ssp bahiae)
Josep del Hoyo 18 January 2005 5 years ago 15 sec 3.9
A male in a bush, foraging and rubbing its bill. Locality Petrolina, Pernambuco State, Brazil (ssp bahiae)
Josep del Hoyo 6 October 2008 3 years ago 33 sec 3.3
A male moving in a tree and singing softly. Locality Petrolina, Pernambuco State, Brazil (ssp bahiae)
Josep del Hoyo 6 October 2008 3 years ago 38 sec 3.3