Ash-winged antwren

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Ash-winged antwren
Euchrepomis spodioptila - Ash-winged antwren (male); Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.jpg
A male at Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Euchrepomis
E. spodioptila
Binomial name
Euchrepomis spodioptila
(Sclater & Salvin, 1881)

Terenura spodioptila

The ash-winged antwren (Euchrepomis spodioptila) is a insectivorous bird in the antbird family Thamnophilidae. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

The ash-winged antwren was described and illustrated by the English ornithologists Philip Sclater and Osbert Salvin in 1881 and given the binomial name Terenura spodioptila.[2] The current genus Euchrepomis was introduced in 2012.[3]

There are three subspecies:[4]

  • E. s. signata (Zimmer, JT, 1932) – southeast Colombia, east Ecuador, northeast Peru and northwest Brazil
  • E. s. spodioptila (Sclater, PL & Salvin, 1881) – south Venezuela, the Guianas and north central Brazil
  • E. s. meridionalis (Snethlage, E, 1925) – south central Amazonian Brazil


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Euchrepomis spodioptila". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. International Union for Conservation of Nature. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22701659A93842565.en. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  2. ^ Sclater, Philip L.; Salvin, Osbert (1881). "Descriptions of some new species of South-American birds of the families Tyrannidae and Formicariidae". Ibis. 4th Series. 5: 267–271 [270] Plate 9 fig. 1.
  3. ^ Bravo, G.A.; Remsen, J.V.; Whitney, B.M.; Brumfield, R.T. (2012). "DNA sequence data reveal a subfamily-level divergence within Thamnophilidae (Aves: Passeriformes)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 65 (1): 287–293. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2012.06.016.
  4. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 23 February 2018.

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