Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Scalloped Antbird (Myrmeciza ruficauda) - HBW 8, p. 657

French: Alapi barbu German: Nördlicher Schuppenameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero Festoneado

Taxonomy: Myiothera ruficauda Wied, 1831, Rio Doce, Espírito Santo, south-eastern Brazil.
Genus appears not to represent a monophyletic grouping, but traditional arrangement maintained pending further phylogenetic study. Close relationship with M. ferruginea, M. loricata and M. squamosa suggested by similarities in plumage, vocalizations and nest architecture. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • soror Pinto, 1940 - coastal NE Brazil (Paraíba S to Alagoas).
  • ruficauda (Wied, 1831) - E Brazil in SE Bahia, extreme E Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo.