Roraiman antbird

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Roraiman antbird
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Myrmelastes
M. saturatus
Binomial name
Myrmelastes saturatus
(Salvin, 1885)
Myrmelastes saturatus map.svg
  • Percnostola saturata
  • Schistocichla leucostigma saturata
  • Schistocichla saturata

The Roraiman antbird (Myrmelastes saturatus) is a species of passerine bird in the family Thamnophilidae.

Until recently, it was considered a subspecies of the spot-winged antbird, but based on differences in voice and plumage it has been recommended that they are treated as separate species.[2][3] As presently defined, the Roraiman antbird includes the subspecies obscura.[4][5]

It is found in humid forest associated with the Tepuis of south-eastern Venezuela, Guyana and far northern Brazil (northern Roraima only). Although generally uncommon, it is considered to be of least concern by BirdLife International.[1]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2016). "Myrmelastes saturatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22735305A95107425. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22735305A95107425.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ Braun, M.J.; Isler, M.L.; Isler, P.R.; Bates, J.M.; Robbins, M.B. (2005). "Avian speciation in the Pantepui: the case of the Roraiman Antbird (Percnostola [Schistocichla] "leucostigma" saturata)". Condor. 107 (2): 327–341. doi:10.1650/7647. hdl:1808/19238. S2CID 15452230.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Proposal (240): Recognize Percnostola [Schistocichla] saturata (Thamnophilidae) as a species separate from P. leucostigma". South American Classification Committee of the American Ornithological Society. 2006. Retrieved 31 January 2018.