Guianan warbling antbird
|Guianan warbling antbird|
Hypocnemis cantator cantator
The Guianan warbling antbird (Hypocnemis cantator) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. Until recently, it included the Imeri, Peruvian, yellow-breasted, Rondonia and Spix's warbling antbird as subspecies, but based on vocal differences and to a lesser degree differences in plumages it has been recommended treating them as separate species. As presently defined, the Guianan warbling antbird is monotypic, although the subspecies notaea sometimes has been recognized.
The Guianan warbling antbird is found at lower levels in humid forest in the Guianas, far eastern Venezuela (with Guyana), and north-eastern Brazil (north of the Amazon River and east of the lower Negro River and the Branco River). Its conservation status has not been assessed following the split into several species, but as it generally is common, it is unlikely to be threatened.
- Isler, Isler, & Whitney. 2007. Species limits in antbirds (Thamnophilidae): The Warbling Antbird (Hypocnemis cantator) complex. The Auk. 124(1): 11-28.
- Zimmer & Isler. 2003. Hypocnemis cantator (Warbling Antbird). Pp. 645 in del Hoyo, Elliott, & Christie. 2003. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 8. Broadbills to Tapaculos. Lynx Edictions. Barcelona.
- Split Hypocnemis cantator by elevating H. flavescens, peruviana, subflava, ochrogyna and striata to species rank. South American Classification Committee. Accessed 2008-06-27
- Data related to Hypocnemis cantator at Wikispecies