Black-capped Antwren (Herpsilochmus atricapillus) - HBW 8, p. 602
French: Grisin mitré
Spanish: Tiluchí Plomizo
Taxonomy: Herpsilochmus atricapillus Pelzeln, 1868, Porto do Rio Paraná (probably = União), São Paulo, Brazil.
Until recently treated as conspecific with H. sellowi and H. pileatus; these three are considered to belong to a clade that also includes H. motacilloides and H. parkeri. Although no geographical races described, plumage and vocal variations exist across its extensive range; further research required. Monotypic.
Distribution: Extreme NW Argentina (Jujuy, Salta), W & E Bolivia (SW La Paz, and from Santa Cruz S along base of Andes), E Paraguay (E of R Paraguay) and SC & E Brazil (S Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, extreme W Paraná and São Paulo N to Maranhão and Rio Grande do Norte).
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A bird singing and eating in the high branches. Locality Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
herve jacob 1 October 2009 4 years ago 46 sec 3.2
A male in a tree and flying away Locality Refugio Los Volcanes, Amboró National Park, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 15 August 2005 8 years ago 7 sec 3.1
A male foraging
Locality Serra de Baturité, Ceará State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Arthur Grosset 19 October 2008 5 years ago 4
male bird in a bush
Locality Amboró National Park, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (Monotypic species)
rainer seifert 18 October 2011 1 year ago 3.9
Locality Canudos, Bahia State, Brazil
Niels Poul Dreyer 26 January 2014 7 weeks ago 3.8
Adult male, seen from the side, sitting in a thin-branched bush.
Locality Refugio Los Volcanes, Amboró National Park, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (Monotypic species)
Pia Öberg 24 August 2009 3 years ago 3.2
A just catched bird
Locality Refugio Los Volcanes, Amboró National Park, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
Rainer Mönke 15 October 1999 4 years ago 2.5
A male moving through the canopy of cerradao vegetation in a mixed foraging flock.
Locality Pirenópolis, Goiás State, Brazil
Jerdickens 1 August 2011 2 years ago 2
A bird singing three times. Locality Fazenda Javaes, Pium, Tocantins State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 5 August 2011 2 years ago 3.5
Male. Locality Serra da Meruoca, Ceará State, Brazil
Ciro Albano 24 January 2008 4 years ago 3
song accelerating trilling voice Locality Crato, Ceará State, Brazil
Niels Poul Dreyer 26 January 2014 6 weeks ago 0