Spot-winged antbird

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Spot-winged antbird
Schistocichla leucostigma.jpg
Schistocichla leucostigma - Ecuador.jpg
Male (above) and female (below)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Schistocichla
Species: S. leucostigma
Binomial name
Schistocichla leucostigma
(Pelzeln, 1868)

Percnostola leucostigma Pelzeln, 1868

The spot-winged antbird (Schistocichla leucostigma) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. Until recently, it included the Roraiman, Humaita, brownish-headed and rufous-faced antbird as subspecies, but based on differences in voice and plumage it has been recommended treating them as separate species. As presently defined, the spot-winged antbird includes the subspecies infuscata, subplumbea and intensa.

It is found in humid forest in the Amazon north of the Amazon River, and in the far western Amazon and adjacent lower east Andean slopes. Its conservation status has not been assessed following the split into several species, but while it generally is uncommon, it is unlikely to be threatened.