Gray-headed Antbird / Ampelornis griseiceps

Gray-headed Antbird / Ampelornis griseiceps

Gray-headed Antbird

SCI Name:  Ampelornis griseiceps
Protonym:  Myrmoderus griseiceps Am.Mus.Novit. no.86 p.6
Category:  Passeriformes / Thamnophilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gyhant1
Type Locality:  Palambla, 4000 feet, west slope of the Western Andes, Piura, Peru.
Publish Year:  1923
IUCN Status:  


(Thamnophilidae; Ϯ Grey-headed Antbird A. griseiceps) Gr. αμπελος ampelos  vine; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "Ampelornis Isler, Bravo, and Brumfield, new genus   Type species. Myrmoderus griseiceps Chapman, 1923.  ... Distinguished from Poliocrania and Sipia by morphometric measures, such as tail length/wing length ratio and bill depth/bill length ratio, resulting from relatively longer tail and thinner bill; by female's streaked underparts; and by loudsong structure; differences in foraging behavior supportive.  Etymology. The masculine generic name is taken from the Greek ampelos (vine) and ornis (bird), reflecting the viny habitat often occupied by this species" (Isler et al. 2013); "Ampelornis Isler, Bravo & Brumfield, 2013, Zootaxa, 3717 (4), p. 488.  Type, by monotypy and original designation, Myrmoderus griseiceps Chapman, 1923." (JAJ 2020).

Med. L. griseum  grey; L. -ceps  -headed  < caput, capitis  head.