The Plain Antvireo is typically 11.4 cm long, and weighs 13.5 g. The adult male has a slate grey head and upperparts, blackish cheeks, three narrow white wing bars, pale grey underparts and a white belly. The female has olive brown upperparts, a rufous crown, a white eye-ring, yellowish-buff underparts and weakly buff-barred rufous wings. A white or buff shoulder stripe is only visible when the wing is spread. Immature males are much like the adult male, but have brown edgings to the flight feathers, an olive rump and yellowish underparts.
The Plain Antvireo is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
The Plain Antvireo, Dysithamnus mentalis, is a passerine bird species in the antbird family (Thamnophilidae), wherein it belongs to the antshrike subfamily (Thamnophilinae). It is a resident breeder in tropical Central and South America. More
Plain Antvireo Dysithamnus mentalis = Described by: Temminck (1823) Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs Jaqueira, Pernambuco, Brazil - Mar, 2004 More
26 January 2010 18:07 Plain Antvireo - Dysithamnus mentalis Photo copyright: monacoeye • Do not copy • Images: Itatiaia, RJ • November 2009 Bird name: Plain Antvireo Latin: Dysithamnus mentalis Other: Choquinha-lisa (Br) Family: Thamnophilidae • Antvireos This Plain Antvireo is a forest bird, so a degree of patience was required for this photo. This antvireo is distributed throughout much of Brazil and most of Latin America. More
Big-headed and fat, the little Plain Antvireo is a curious bird and generally the most numerous of the antbirds in humid forests of eastern Paraguay. Like most members of the antbird family he is retiring and unobtrusive, but unlike the others he often lets his curiosity get the better of him. Even the crudest whisled imitation of his call will bring him towards the observer, all the while producing his quiet nasal calls.FIGURE 1 - Adult male, Hotel Tirol, Departamento Itap More
Plain Antvireo septentrionalis Dysithamnus mentalis septentrionalis Ridgway, 1908 Distribution: Atlantic slope of s Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas) to w Panama (Map) Taxon info Pictures On Internet Who X? Dist. References: James F. Clements. More
Plain Antvireo Dysithamnus mentalis = Jaqueira, Pernambuco, Brazil - Mar, 2004 More
XC2982 :: Plain Antvireo (Dysithamnus mentalis tavarae) = Recording data Recordist A. Bennett Hennessey Date 10-02-1998 Time 11:47 Country Bolivia Location Serranía Pilón, Pilón Lajas Biosphere Reserve, Beni Longitude W67.7'58" Latitude S15. More