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Hypocnemis subflava

Yellow-breasted Warbling-Antbird

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thamnophilidae


Hypocnemis subflava

Patria, Manu Road, Cusco, Peru; 5 November 2011 © Adrian Eisen Rupp

One product of the substantial ‘carving up’ of the ‘old’ ‘Warbling Antbird’ was that the yellow-breasted taxa of southern Peru to west-central Bolivia, and extreme southwest Amazonian Brazil, became one of the more range restricted of the six species of warbling-antbirds now recognized. The adjoining species, the Peruvian Warbling-Antbird (Hypocnemis peruviana), is fortunately easily identified, without recourse to a knowledge of vocalizations, as it is white-, rather than yellow-breasted. At least in Peru, one of two regions where direct sympatry between these two species has been recorded, they appear to segregate by habitat too, with Yellow-breasted Warbling-Antbird being found in Guadua bamboo thickets in floodplain forest, whereas Peruvian Warbling-Antbird prefers terra firme forest without bamboo in this area.

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Recommended Citation

. 2010. Yellow-breasted Warbling-Antbird (Hypocnemis subflava), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

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