Humaita antbird

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Humaita antbird
male at Careiro, Amazonas state, Brazil
female at Careiro, Amazonas state, Brazil
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Myrmelastes
M. humaythae
Binomial name
Myrmelastes humaythae
(Hellmayr, 1907)
  • Percnostola humaythae
  • Schistocichla leucostigma humaythae
  • Schistocichla humaythae

The Humaita antbird (Myrmelastes humaythae) is a species of passerine bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is found in humid forest in the south-western Amazon in Brazil and Bolivia.

Until recently, the Humaita antbird was considered a subspecies of the spot-winged antbird. A 2007 study of the vocal characteristics found significant differences between the taxa and based on this evidence the Humaita antbird was promoted to species status.[2][3][4] As presently defined, the Humaita antbird is monotypic.[3]

The conservation status of the Humaita antbird has been assessed by BirdLife International to be of Least Concern.[1]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2016). "Myrmelastes humaythae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22736158A95125459. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22736158A95125459.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ Isler, M.L.; Isler, P.R.; Whitney, B.M.; Zimmer, K.J. (2007). "Species limits in the "Schistocichla" complex of Percnosticla antbirds (Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae)". Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 119 (1): 53–70. doi:10.1676/05-121.1. S2CID 84340283.
  3. ^ a b Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Proposal (301): Elevate subspecies humaythae, brunneiceps, and rufifacies (within Schistocichla leucostigma) to species rank". South American Classification Committee of the American Ornithological Society. 2006. Retrieved 31 January 2018.