Foothill antwren

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Foothill antwren
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Epinecrophylla
Species: E. spodionota
Binomial name
Epinecrophylla spodionota
(Sclater & Salvin, 1880)

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Myrmotherula spodionota

The foothill antwren (Epinecrophylla spodionota) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It was formerly placed in the genus Myrmotherula. It is found in Peru, Ecuador and southwestern Colombia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. The foothill antwren has two subspecies:


  • Isler, M., D. Lacerda, P. Isler, S. Hackett, K. Rosenberg, and R. Brumfield (2006). Epinecrophylla, a new genus of antwrens (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 119(4): 522-527