Brown-backed Antwren Epinecrophylla fjeldsaai



Distribution of the Brown-backed Antwren
eBird range map for Brown-backed Antwren

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Brown-backed Antwren is restricted to the lowlands (150-300 m elevation) of eastern Ecuador south of the Rio Napo and adjacent northeastern Peru north of the Amazon and west of the upper Napo river (Krabbe et al. 1999, Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a, Schulenberg et al. 2007). Year-round resident, no reports of migratory movements.

Distribution outside the Americas

Brown-backed Antwren is endemic to South America.


Brown-backed Antwren inhabits undergrowth of terra firme rainforest, especially tangled areas or near streams (English 1998, Krabbe et al. 1999, Ridgley and Greenfield 2001b). In the middle Rio Tigre in Peru, reported in closed-canopy forest with a large understory component of palms (Krabbe et al. 1999).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

No information available.

Recommended Citation

Brown-backed Antwren (Epinecrophylla fjeldsaai), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: