Banded antbird

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Banded antbird
A bird, around half the size of the hand holding it, with a pale neck and chest, and gold-silver bands of feathers across its dark back,
A banded antbird being held to check the identification band on its leg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Dichrozona
Ridgway, 1888
D. cincta
Binomial name
Dichrozona cincta
(Pelzeln, 1868)
Dichrozona cincta map.svg
  • Cyphorhinus (Microcerculus) cinctus Pelzeln, 1868[2]
  • Hypocnemis stellata Sclater & Salvin, 1880[3]
  • Dichrozona zononota Ridgway, 1888[4]
  • Dichrozona zonota Riker & Chapman, 1891[5]
  • Dichrozona cincta Hellmayr, 1903[6]
  • Dichrozona cinctus Chapman, 1917[7]
  • Microcerculus cinctus Ihering, 1905[8]

The banded antbird (Dichrozona cincta) – sometimes called banded antwren despite not being close to the true antwrens – is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is the only member of the genus Dichrozona. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Hence why it is predominately located in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and

The banded antbird was described by the Austrian ornithologist August von Pelzeln in 1868 and given the scientific name Cyphorhinus (Microcerculus) cinctus.[2] The present genus Dichrozona was erected by the American ornithologist Robert Ridgway in 1888.[4][10]

There are three subspecies:[11]

  • Dichrozona cincta cincta (Pelzeln, 1868) – east Colombia, south Venezuela and northwest Brazil
  • Dichrozona cincta stellata (Sclater, PL & Salvin, 1880) – east Ecuador and west Brazil
  • Dichrozona cincta zononota Ridgway, 1888 – west central Brazil and north Bolivia


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Dichrozona cincta". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22701543A93835350. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22701543A93835350.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b Pelzeln, von August (1868). Zur Ornithologie Brasiliens (in German). Vol. 1. Wien: A. Pichler's Witwe & Sohn. pp. 47, 65–66.
  3. ^ Sclater, P. L.; Salvin, O. (1880). "On new birds collected by Mr. C. Buckley in Eastern Ecuador". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 48 (2): 160. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1880.tb06545.x.
  4. ^ a b Ridgway, Robert (1887). "Descriptions of new species and genera of birds from the Lower Amazon". Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 10 (660): 516–528 [524]. doi:10.5479/si.00963801.660.516.
  5. ^ Riker, Clarence B.; Chapman, Frank M. (1891). "A list of birds observed at Santarem, Brazil (Continued)". The Auk. 8 (1): 29.
  6. ^ Hellmayr, C. E. (1903). "Bemerkungen über neotropische Vögel". Journal für Ornithologie. 51 (4): 536–537. doi:10.1007/BF02361577. S2CID 9754426.
  7. ^ Chapman, Frank M. (1917). The distribution of bird-life in Colombia : a contribution to a biological survey of South America. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. Vol. 36. New York. p. 386. hdl:2246/1243.
  8. ^ von Ihering, H. (1904). "O Rio Juruá". Revista do Museu Paulista. 6: 431–432.
  9. ^ Osgood, Wilfred H. (1924). Catalogue of Birds of the Americas. Part III. Pteroptochidae — Conopophagidae — Formicariidae. Field Museum of Natural History. Zoological Series. Vol. 13. Chicago. pp. 165–166.
  10. ^ Peters, James Lee, ed. (1951). Check-list of Birds of the World. Vol. 7. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 200.
  11. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 4 February 2018.

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