Pale-faced bare-eye

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Pale-faced bare-eye
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Phlegopsis
Species: P. borbae
Binomial name
Phlegopsis borbae
(Hellmayr, 1907)

Skutchia borbae Hellmayr, 1907

The pale-faced bare-eye (Phlegopsis borbae), sometimes known as the pale-faced antbird, is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It has often been placed in the monotypic genus Skutchia, but based on genetic evidence this genus should be merged with Phlegopsis,[2] and this treatment was adopted by the SACC in 2010.[3] It is endemic to humid forest in the south-central Amazon in Brazil. It is an obligate ant-follower only rarely seen away from ant swarms.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Phlegopsis borbae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Alexandre Aleixo; Tibério C. T. Burlamaqui; M. Paula C. Schneider & Evonnildo C. Gonçalves (2009). "Molecular systematics and plumage evolution in the monotypic obligate army-ant-following genus Skutchia (Thamnophilidae)". The Condor. 111 (2): 382–387. doi:10.1525/cond.2009.080097. 
  3. ^ R. T. Brumfield (2010). "Merge Skutchia borbae into Phlegopsis (Thamnophilidae)". South American Classification Committee. Retrieved September 28, 2010.