Rufous-rumped Antwren (Terenura callinota)

Rufous-rumped Antwren

Rufous-rumped Antwren (Terenura callinota)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Thamnophilidae | [latin] Terenura callinota | [UK] Rufous-rumped Antwren | [FR] Fourmilie nain a croupion roux | [DE] Grauwangen-Ameisenfanger | [ES] Tiluchi Lomirrufo | [NL] Grijswangmiersluiper


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Terenura callinota LA Costa Rica to c Peru, Guianas
Terenura callinota callinota
Terenura callinota guianensis
Terenura callinota peruviana
Terenura callinota venezuelana

Physical charateristics

The Rufous-rumped Antwren is a very small, slender-billed, long-tailed antwren; in shape,
activity, and color pattern it suggests a tyrannulet or a warbler. The black cap and dusky eyeline of the males are conspicuous, with a rufous rump and both sexes have bright yellow wing-bars. These birds have the iris dark brown, maxilla black, mandible silver-grey, and tarsi blue-Grey.

Listen to the sound of Rufous-rumped Antwren

[audio: Antwren.mp3]

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Latin America : Costa Rica to Central Peru, Guianas


Habitat preference is the canopy and sub canopy of (the lower edge) subtropical or tropical moist montanes.


No data available.

Feeding habits

The bird is an active insectivore foliage-gleaner, hopping quickly and incessantly
about in the leaves and slender twigs at the tips of branches. Sometimes it runs and
flits along the twigs, or hangs acrobatically. It plucks prey from both upper and under
surfaces of leaves and twigs, or from little tufts of moss. Often the bird gives nervous double wing-flicks between foraging maneuvers. Regularly accompanying mixed-species flocks of antwrens, antvireos, furnariids, tanagers and warblers, pairs or small (family?) groups of T. callinota forage mostly from the upper understory into the lower canopy.


This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Rufous-rumped Antwren status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Rufous-rumped Antwren distribution range map

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