Brown-winged schiffornis

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Brown-winged schiffornis
Not recognized (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tityridae
Genus: Schiffornis
Species: S. turdina
Binomial name
Schiffornis turdina
(Wied, 1831)
  • Heteropelma wallacii

The brown-winged schiffornis (Schiffornis turdina), is a species of Neotropical bird.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in Amazon rainforest and eastern Brazil. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


It is medium-sized, about 24 cm (9 in.) long. Depending on subspecies, it is overall brownish or olive. The belly is often greyish.


The brown-winged schiffornis has traditionally been placed in the manakin family, but evidence strongly suggest it is better placed in Tityridae,[1] where now placed by SACC.

The species was split by the AOU in 2013 from the species complex thrush-like schiffornis.[2]


  1. ^ Adopt the Family Tityridae Archived May 8, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. - South American Classification Committee (2007)
  2. ^ Nyári, Á. S. 2007. Phylogeographic patterns, molecular and vocal differentiation, and species limits in Schiffornis turdina (Aves). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44: 154–164
  • Howell, Steve N.G., and Sophie Webb. "A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America." Oxford University Press, New York, 1995. (ISBN 0-19-854012-4)