Humaita antbird

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Humaita antbird
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Schistocichla
Species: S. humaythae
Binomial name
Schistocichla humaythae
(Hellmayr, 1907)
Percnostola humaythae

Schistocichla leucostigma humaythae

The Humaita antbird (Schistocichla humaythae) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. Until recently, it was considered a subspecies of the spot-winged antbird, but based on differences in voice and plumage it has been recommended that they are treated as separate species. As presently defined, the Humaita antbird is monotypic.

It is found in humid forest in the south-western Amazon in Brazil and Bolivia. Its conservation status has been assessed by BirdLife International to be Least Concern.[1]



  • Isler, Isler, Whitney & Zimmer. 2007. Species limits in the "Schistocichla" complex of Percnosticla antbirds (Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119(1): 53–70.
  • Zimmer & Isler. 2003. Percnosticla leucostigma (Spot-winged Antbird). Pp. 652 in del Hoyo, Elliott, & Christie. 2003. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 8. Broadbills to Tapaculos. Lynx Edictions. Barcelona.
  • Elevate subspecies humaythae, brunneiceps, and rufifacies (within Schistocichla leucostigma) to species rank. South American Classification Committee. Accessed 2008-06-27