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Epinecrophylla leucophthalma

White-eyed Antwren

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thamnophilidae


Epinecrophylla leucophthalma

Bujari, Acre, Brazil; 18 August 2014 © Joao Quental

The White-eyed Antwren ranges very widely over southern Amazonia, from the Rio Tocantins in east Amazonian Brazil, west to eastern Peru, and south to northern Bolivia. It is found in lowland evergreen forest, principally in terra firme and usually below 700 m, and is seemingly commonest in areas with a dense understory, many vine tangle, and palms. Four subspecies are generally recognized, but just one E. l. phaeonota, of the Madeira–Tapajós interfluvium, is reasonably well marked in its plumage. Overall, the White-eyed Antwren is largely brown above, with three pale buff wingbars, a stippled throat, and gray underparts, becoming more ochraceous ventrally, while females are entirely warmer buff below, and both sexes have reasonably prominent white irides.

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Recommended Citation

. 2010. White-eyed Antwren (Epinecrophylla leucophthalma), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map provided by Robert S. Ridgely.

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