East Andean antbird

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East Andean antbird
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Drymophila
D. caudata
Binomial name
Drymophila caudata
(Sclater, PL, 1855)

The East Andean antbird (Drymophila caudata) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is found at high levels in humid highland forests, especially near bamboo, and is endemic to the western slope of the Eastern Andes and the Upper Magdalena Valley in Caquetá and Huila in Colombia. This 15 cm (5.9 in) bird is found at high elevations of about 1,500-2,500 m. It was formerly considered conspecific with the Klages's antbird, the Santa Marta antbird, and the streak-headed antbird and together called the long-tailed antbird.

The East Andean antbird was described by the English zoologist Philip Sclater in 1855 and given the binomial name Formicivora caudata.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Drymophila caudata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T103658659A93840917. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103658659A93840917.en. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  2. ^ Sclater, Philip L. (1854). "Descriptions of six new species of birds of the subfamily Formicarinae". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 22 (275): 253-255 [254-255] Plate 74. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1854.tb07273.x. The title page gives the year 1854 but the volume was not published until the following year.

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