Yellow-breasted Warbling-Antbird Hypocnemis subflava

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thamnophilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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  • © Adrian Eisen Rupp

One product of the substantial ‘carving up’ of the ‘old’ ‘Warbling Antbird’ was that Yellow-breasted Warbling-Antbird, 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, Peruvian Warbling-Antbird (Hypocnemis peruviana), is fortunately is 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 as well, 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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© Michael Harvey

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

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