|Plumbeous Antvireo (Dysithamnus plumbeous)
|Camacã, Bahia, Brazil
The Plumbeous Antvireo is a Brazilian endemic found in the Atlantic Rain Forest from the south of Bahia to the north of Rio de Janeiro. It is classified as Vulnerable by Birdlife International.
|Ridgely & Tudor state that it is found below 100m while HBW states up to 900m. We found this bird at 980 m on the Serra Bonita near Camacã. The third photo shows the habitat where we found the bird and this conforms almost exactly to the HBW description: "requires primary or little-disturbed forest, where it inhabits shaded old treefalls overgrown with vines and small trees."|
|We had some difficulty identifying this species because the only illustration we had was from HBW which does not show the white patch at the bend of the wing that is so conspicuous in our bird nor is it mentioned in the text. Ridgely & Tudor do, however, mention: "bend of wing white and small white spots on wing-coverts.".
The male, shown here, is generally slaty-grey with a darker chest. The female is dull olive with white spots on the wing-coverts, and a greyish throat.
There is an excellent webpage on this species at Birdlife International.