Moustached antwren

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Moustached antwren
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Myrmotherula
M. ignota
Binomial name
Myrmotherula ignota
Griscom, 1929

The moustached antwren (Myrmotherula ignota) is a species of small Neotropical bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It has two allopatric subspecies, both sometimes considered separate monotypic species: The Griscom's antwren (M. (i.) ignota) is found the Chocó of north-western Ecuador, western Colombia and eastern Panama, and the short-billed antwren (M. (ignota) obscura) is found in the Amazon of north-eastern Peru, eastern Ecuador, south-eastern Colombia and north-western Brazil. The former has sometimes been considered conspecific with the pygmy antwren, but based on voices it has been recommended treating ignota and obscura as a subspecies of a single species.[2] Both are found in the sub-canopy of humid lowland forests.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Myrmotherula ignota". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Isler, M. L, & Isler, P. R. (2003). Species limits in the pygmy antwren (Myrmotherula brachyura) complex (Aves: Passerif ormes: Thamnophilidae): 1. The taxonomic status of Myrmotherula brachyura ignota. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 116(1): 23-28.