Iquitos gnatcatcher

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Iquitos gnatcatcher
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Polioptilidae
Genus: Polioptila
Species: P. clementsi
Binomial name
Polioptila clementsi
B.M. Whitney & J.A. Alonso, 2005

The Iquitos gnatcatcher (Polioptila clementsi) is a gnatcatcher (Polioptilidae) described as new to science in 2005. It is currently only known from the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve, west of Iquitos, Peru. The species is a member of the Polioptila guianensis complex. It is named after James F. Clements.


  • Whitney, Bret M. and José Alvarez Alonso (2005) A new species of Gnatcatcher from white-sand forests of northern Amazonian Peru, with revision of the Polioptila guianensis complex The Wilson Bulletin Vol. 117 No. 2 pp. 113–127

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