Serra Antwren (Formicivora serrana) - HBW 8, p. 614
French: Grisin des montagnes
Spanish: Hormiguerito Serrano
Taxonomy: Neorhopias serrana Hellmayr, 1929, Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, 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 belong to a clade along with F. littoralis and F. melanogaster. Forms a superspecies with former, with which previously considered conspecific but found to differ in morphology and ecology; also, has been treated as race of latter. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- serrana (Hellmayr, 1929) - SE Brazil (E Minas Gerais and adjacent C Espírito Santo).
- interposita Gonzaga & Pacheco, 1990 - valley of R Paraiba do Sul in extreme SE Minas Gerais and adjacent NW Rio de Janeiro.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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An adult male.
Locality Caraça Monastery, Caraça National Park, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (ssp serrana)
Birding Brazil Tours 25 July 2011 26 weeks ago 4
A male skulking in a bush.
Locality Carmo, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil (ssp interposita)
Nick Athanas 25 September 2010 2 years ago 3
An elusive bird in undergrowth
Locality Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Alan Tate 2 September 2009 3 years ago 2