Black-headed Antbird

Some authorities now regard the subspecies minor as a separate species with the English name Amazonas Antbird.

The Black-headed Antbird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Black-headed Antbird (Percnostola rufifrons) is a species of bird in the Thamnophilidae family. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Some authorities now regard the subspecies "minor" as a separate species with the English name Amazonas Antbird. It was described as a separate species by A. P. Capparella, Gary H. Rosenberg & Steven W. More

separates the ranges of Allpahuayo and Black-headed Antbird, this requires substantiation. The authors conclude that Allpahuayo Antbird 'may occupy one of the most specialized habitat niches in the smallest geographic range of any thamnophilid antbird' (although they point out that the recently described Marsh Antbird Stymphalornis acutirostris of south-eastern Brazil may be another candidate for this distinction). More

the sound of the black-headed antbird was made by Otte Ottema te Onverwacht in 2005 and a sound of this antbird was recorded by Jan Hein Ribot on the Brownsberg in 2006. Black-headed antbird Black-headed antbird Black-headed antbird male Each small square indicates the observation of at least one (group) of these birds in Surinam, the medium ones at least 4 observations on different days and the largest ones 10 or more. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Thamnophilidae
Genus : Percnostola
Species : rufifrons
Authority : (Gmelin, 1789)