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Hypocnemis striata

Spix's Warbling-Antbird

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thamnophilidae


Hypocnemis striata

Cotriguaçu, Mato Grosso, Brazil; 1 February 2012 © Bruno Rennó

The southeasternmost representative of the old ‘Warbling Antbird’ species complex is also the taxonomically most troublesome, it being represented by four subspecies, one of them yet to be described and which shows some vocal differences. The different subspecies replace one another in an eastwards progression across southern Amazonia, usually being separated from the adjoining taxon by a major south-bank tributary of the Amazon. The Spix’s Warbling-Antbird ranges from the lower Rio Madeira east to the Rio Tocantins, and is a Brazilian endemic. Its range abuts that of the Peruvian Warbling-Antbird (Hypocnemis peruviana) to the west, which species occurs on the opposite bank of the Rio Madeira, and the Rondonia Warbling-Antbird (Hypocnemis ochrogyna) to the southwest. No differences in general behavior have been reported between it and the other members of the complex.

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Recommended Citation

. 2010. Spix's Warbling-Antbird (Hypocnemis striata), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

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