Imeri warbling antbird

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Imeri warbling antbird
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Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Hypocnemis
H. flavescens
Binomial name
Hypocnemis flavescens

Hypocnemis cantator flavescens

The Imeri warbling antbird (Hypocnemis flavescens) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is found at lower levels in humid forest in southern Venezuela, south-eastern Colombia and north-western Brazil (west of the Branco River).

The Imeri warbling antbird was described by the English zoologist Philip Sclater in 1865 and given the binomial name Hypocnemis flavescens.[2] Until recently, it was considered a subspecies of Hypocnemis cantator, but based on vocal differences and to a lesser degree differences in plumages it is now treated as a separate species.[3][4][5]

There are two subspecies:[5]

  • Hypocnemis flavescens flavescens Sclater, PL, 1865 – east Colombia, south Venezuela and northwest Brazil
  • Hypocnemis flavescens perflava Pinto, 1966 – central Roraima in northern Brazil

Its conservation status has been assessed by BirdLife International as Least Concern.[1]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2016). "Hypocnemis flavescens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22735473A95112610. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22735473A95112610.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ Sclater, Philip L. (1864). "Descriptions of seven new species of birds discovered by the late D. John Natterer in Brazil". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (3): 605–611 [609]. The volume is dated 1864 but the issue was published in the following year.
  3. ^ Isler, M.L.; Isler, P.R.; Whitney, B.M. (2007). "Species limits in antbirds (Thamnophilidae): the Warbling Antbird (Hypocnemis cantator) complex". Auk. 124 (1): 11–28. doi:10.1642/0004-8038(2007)124[11:SLIATT]2.0.CO;2.
  4. ^ Lebbin, Daniel (August 2007). "Proposal (299): Split Hypocnemis cantator by elevating H. flavescens, peruviana, subflava, ochrogyna and striata to species rank". South American Classification Committee of the American Ornithological Society. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  5. ^ a b Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  • 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 Edicions. Barcelona.

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