White-breasted antbird

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White-breasted antbird
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Rhegmatorhina
R. hoffmannsi
Binomial name
Rhegmatorhina hoffmannsi
(Hellmayr, 1907)

The white-breasted antbird (Rhegmatorhina hoffmannsi) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is endemic to Brazil.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

This species is a specialist ant-follower that relies on swarms of army ants to flush insects and other arthropods out of the leaf litter.[2][3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2021). "Rhegmatorhina hoffmannsi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2021: e.T22701901A199211017. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  2. ^ Zimmer, K.; Isler, M.L. (2018) [2003]. del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E. (eds.). "Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  3. ^ Willis, Edwin O. (1969). "On the behavior of five species of Rhegmatorhina, ant-following antbirds of the Amazon basin" (PDF). Wilson Bulletin. 81: 362–395.