Slender antbird

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Slender antbird
Slender Antbird Rhopornis ardesiaca.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Rhopornis
Richmond, 1902
R. ardesiacus
Binomial name
Rhopornis ardesiacus
(Wied, 1831)
Rhopornis ardesiacus map.svg

Rhopornis ardesiaca (Wied, 1831) (lapsus)

The slender antbird (Rhopornis ardesiacus) is an endangered species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is monotypic within the genus Rhopornis.[2] It is endemic to dry forest at altitudes of 100–1,000 metres (330–3,280 ft) in Bahia and Minas Gerais in Brazil. It is threatened by habitat loss. This relatively long-tailed antbird is about 19 centimetres (7.5 in) in length. Both sexes are grey with black-and-white markings on the wings and red eyes. The male has a black throat, while the female has a white throat and a brown crown.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Rhopornis ardesiacus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22701706A93845408. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22701706A93845408.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ Thomas M. Brooks; John D. Pilgrim; Ana S. L. Rodrigues & Gustavo A. B. Da Fonseca (2005). "Conservation status and geographic distribution of avian evolutionary history". In Andy Purvis; John L. Gittleman & Thomas Brooks (eds.). Phylogeny and Conservation. Conservation Biology. Vol. 8. Cambridge University Press. pp. 267–294. ISBN 978-0-521-82502-3.