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Epinecrophylla spodionota

Foothill Antwren

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thamnophilidae


The Foothill Antwren was formerly treated as a subspecies of the Stipple-throated Antwren (Epinecrophylla haematonota), with which species there seems to be no overlap; the two appear to be elevationally parapatric. In addition, the present species appears generally darker and has a brown, not rufous, mantle and back. Its overall altitudinal range covers 500 to 1600 m, and the Foothill Antwren occurs from southern Colombia south to southern Peru, entirely on the east slope of the Andes. Almost nothing is known about the breeding biology of this species, but its feeding behavior appears to be reasonably typical of the recently erected genus Epinecrophylla.

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Recommended Citation

. 2010. Foothill Antwren (Epinecrophylla spodionota), 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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