Roraiman antwren

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Roraiman antwren
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Herpsilochmus
Species: H. roraimae
Binomial name
Herpsilochmus roraimae
Hellmayr, 1903

The Roraiman antwren (Herpsilochmus roraimae) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It was first described by Hellmayr in 1903 with the type locality of Mount Roraima (Venezuela).

It is found in Brazil, Guyana, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

It has are two recognized subspecies:

  • H. r. katheenae Phelps Jr. & Dickerman, 1980 – tepui region of southwest Venezuela and adjacent Brazil
  • H. r. roraimae Hellmayr, 1903 – tepui region of Southeast Venezuela, adjacent Brazil and Guyana.

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