Rufous-faced antbird

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Rufous-faced antbird
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Myrmelastes
Species: M. rufifacies
Binomial name
Myrmelastes rufifacies
(Hellmayr, 1929)
Synonyms
  • Percnostola rufifacies
  • Schistocichla leucostigma rufifacies
  • Schistocichla rufifacies

The rufous-faced antbird (Myrmelastes rufifacies) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is found in humid forest in the Brazilian Amazon south of the Amazon River and east of the Madeira River.

The rufous-faced antbird was previously considered as a subspecies of the spot-winged antbird. A 2007 study of the vocal characteristics found that there were significant differences between the taxa and based on this evidence the rufous-faced antbird was promoted to species status.[2][3][4] As presently defined, the rufous-faced antbird is monotypic.[3]

The conservation status of the rufous-faced antbird has been assessed by BirdLife International to be of Least Concern.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Myrmelastes rufifacies". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 2 February 2018. 
  4. ^ "Proposal (301): Elevate subspecies humaythae, brunneiceps, and rufifacies (within Schistocichla leucostigma) to species rank". South American Classification Committee of the American Ornithological Society. 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2018.