Spix's warbling antbird

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Spix's warbling antbird
Hypocnemis striata - Spix's Warbling Antibird; Carajás National Forest, Para, Brazil.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Hypocnemis
H. striata
Binomial name
Hypocnemis striata
(Spix, 1825)
Hypocnemis striata map.svg

Hypocnemis cantator striata

Spix's warbling antbird (Hypocnemis striata) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae.

Spix's warbling antbird was described and illustrated by the German naturalist Johann Baptist von Spix in 1825 and given the binomial name Thamnophilus striatus.[2] The current genus Hypocnemis was introduced in 1847.[3] Until recently, it was considered a subspecies of the Guianan warbling antbird (Hypocnemis cantator), but based on vocal differences and to a lesser degree differences in plumage, it is now treated as separate species.[4][5]

There are three subspecies:[6]

  • Hypocnemis striata implicata Zimmer, JT, 1932 – west central Amazonian Brazil
  • Hypocnemis striata striata (von Spix, 1825) – central Amazonian Brazil
  • Hypocnemis striata affinis Zimmer, JT, 1932 – east central Amazonian Brazil

The westernmost population is likely to represent an undescribed subspecies. Spix's warbling antbird is found at lower levels in humid forest in the south-eastern Amazon of Brazil.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2020). "Hypocnemis striata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T22735497A175316601. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T22735497A175316601.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ von Spix, Johann Baptist (1825). Avium species novae, quas in itinere per Brasiliam annis MDCCCXVII-MDCCCXX (in Latin). Vol. 2. Monachii (Munich): Typis Franc. Seraph. Hübschmanni. pp. 29–30, Plate 40.
  3. ^ Cabanis, Jean (1847). "Ornithologische notizen". Archiv für Naturgeschichte (in German). 13: 186–256 [212].
  4. ^ Isler, M.L.; Isler, P.R.; Whitney, B.M. (2007). "Species limits in Antbirds (Thamnophilidae): The Warbling Antbird (Hypocnemis cantator) complex". Auk. 124 (1): 11–28. doi:10.1642/0004-8038(2007)124[11:SLIATT]2.0.CO;2.
  5. ^ Lebbin, Daniel (August 2007). "Proposal (299) Split Hypocnemis cantator by elevating H. flavescens, peruviana, subflava, ochrogyna and striata to species rank". South American Classification Committee of the American Ornithological Society. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  6. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  • Zimmer & Isler. 2003. Hypocnemis cantator (Warbling Antbird). Pp. 645 in del Hoyo, Elliott, & Christie. 2003. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 8. Broadbills to Tapaculos. Lynx Edicions. Barcelona.
  • Spix's Warbling Antbird arthurgrosset.com. Accessed June 27, 2008