Esmeraldas antbird

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Esmeraldas antbird
Myrmeciza nigricauda (male) -NW Ecuador-4.jpg
Male in NW Ecuador
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Myrmeciza
Species: M. nigricauda
Binomial name
Myrmeciza nigricauda
(Salvin & Godman, 1892)

Sipia rosenbergi

The Esmeraldas antbird (Myrmeciza nigricauda) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is found in Colombia and Ecuador. The species has been the source of taxonomic confusion in the past, as the male was placed as a separate species (and in another genus, Sipia).[2] It is only recently that the male and female were realised to be the same species.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Myrmeciza nigricauda". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Zimmer, K. & M. Isler (2003) "Family Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds)" P.p. 659–660 in del Hoyo, J.; Elliot, A. & Christie D. (editors). (2003). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 8: Broadbills to Tapaculos. Lynx Edicions. ISBN 84-87334-50-4