Brown-backed Antwren Epinecrophylla fjeldsaai



Geographic Variation

<p><em class="notranslate binomial">Epinecrophylla fjeldsaii</em> is monotypic (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001b, Zimmer et al. 2003).</p>

Related Species

Described as Myrmotherula fjeldsaai Krabbe et al. 1999; type locality Rio Tiputini, Ecuador, 0° 38’ S, 76° 26’ W.

Brown-backed Antwren is closely related to White-eyed (Epinecrophylla leucophthalma) and Stippled-throated (E. haematonota) antwrens, and it was historically confused with these species (Krabbe et al. 1999, Ridgely and Greenfield 2001b). Brown-backed Antwren was originally believed to be an intermediate form of two subspecies of Stipple-throated Antwren (E. h. haematonota and what is now considered another separate species, Foothill Antwren [E. spodionota, Zimmer 1932]), but lthere is no evidence of hybridization among these forms (Krabbe et al. 1999).

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: