Sooty antbird

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Sooty antbird
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Hafferia
H. fortis
Binomial name
Hafferia fortis

Myrmeciza fortis

The sooty antbird (Hafferia fortis) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.[2]

The sooty antbird was described and illustrated by the English ornithologists Philip Sclater and Osbert Salvin in 1868 and given the binomial name Percnostola fortis.[3] The species was later included in the genus Myrmeciza. A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2013 found that Myrmeciza was polyphyletic.[4] In the resulting rearrangement to create monophyletic genera the sooty antbird was moved to the newly erected genus Hafferia.[5]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Hafferia fortis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Sooty Antbird (Myrmeciza fortis) - BirdLife species factsheet". Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  3. ^ Sclater, Philip L.; Salvin, Osbert (1867). "List of birds collected at Pebas, Upper Amazons, by Mr. John Hauxwell, with notes and descriptions of new species". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (3): 977–981 [980]. The volume is dated 1867 but the issue was published in the following year.
  4. ^ Isler, M.L.; Bravo, G.A.; Brumfield, R.T. (2013). "Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3717 (4): 469–497. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3717.4.3. PMID 26176119.
  5. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

Further reading[edit]

  • Cerón-Cardona, J.; Londoño, G.A. (2017). "Nesting biology of the Sooty Antbird (Hafferia fortis) in southeastern Peru". Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 129 (3): 576–585. doi:10.1676/16-020.1. S2CID 90550490.