Ochre-rumped Antbird Drymophila ochropyga


Justification of Red List Category
This species occurs within a relatively small range, and is suspected to be declining moderately rapidly owing to continuing human encroachment. It is therefore considered Near Threatened.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'fairly common' (Stotz et al. (1996).

Trend justification
Although data are lacking on population trends, a moderate decline is suspected owing to the continuing loss and degradation of habitats within the species's range.

Distribution and population

Drymophila ochropyga occurs in south-east Brazil (Espírito Santo and south-east Minas Gerais to south-east São Paulo and Santa Catarina) (Tudor 1994, Parker et al. 1996do Rosário 1996, J. M. Goerck in litt. 2000, Ridgely and Naka et al. in prep.).


It is uncommon to locally fairly common at 600-1,300 m in bamboo-dominated understorey of lowland and montane evergreen forest, second-growth woodland and edge


Agricultural conversion and deforestation for mining and plantation production historically threatened its lowland forests. Current key threats are urbanisation, industrialisation, agricultural expansion, colonisation and associated road-building (Dinerstein et al. 1995, Fearnside 1996).

Conservation actions

Conservation Actions Underway
Conservation Actions Proposed
Repeat surveys of known sites to determine rates of range contraction and population trends. Conduct surveys of suitable habitats within and surrounding the known range to determine its true distribution and abundance. Ensure that remaining tracts of suitable habitat receive adequate protection.


Text account compilers
Sharpe, C J, Gilroy, J., Butchart, S.

Goerck, J.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Drymophila ochropyga. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2022.