Formicivora littoralis

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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Original source: Prof. Sávio Freire BrunoAutorização do autor por troca de mensagens:
Author: Prof. Sávio Freire BrunoAutorização do autor por troca de mensagens:

The Formicivora littoralis is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Restinga Antwren Formicivora littoralis is considered the only bird species endemic of restinga habitats, which are sandy coastal plain vegetation associated to the Atlantic forest. It was first described as a subspecies of Serrana Antwren F. serrana (Gonzaga and Pacheco, 1990), and considered later as a separate species (Collar et al., 1992; Ridgely and Tudor, 1994), based on morphological and ecological differences (Collar et al., 1992). More

Formicivora littoralis, which occurs in Rio de Janeiro State (Serra do Mar corridor). At present, no other bird species is known to be endemic to restingas in the Central da Mata Atl More

The Restinga Antwren (Thamnophilidae: Formicivora littoralis) is endemic to a small region on the coast of Rio de Janeiro state in southeastern Brazil. Currently, it is considered ‘Critically Endangered’ by IUCN due to continuing habitat loss within its very small and severely fragmented range. Data available to assess its conservation status, however, are scarce. From 2005 to 2007, we conducted bird surveys to produce more rigorous estimates of geographic range limits, available habitat, local population density, and global population size. More

Antwren Formicivora littoralis and the restingas existing in the Ma More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Thamnophilidae
Genus : Formicivora
Species : littoralis
Authority : Gonzaga and Pacheco, 1990