|Male (above) and female (below)|
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.
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- Isler, Isler, Whitney & Zimmer. 2007. Species limits in the "Schistocichla" complex of Percnosticla antbirds (Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119(1): 53-70.
- Braun, Isler, Isler, Bates & Robbins. 2005. Avian speciation in the pantepui: the case of the Roraiman Antbird (Percnostola [Schistocichla] "leucostigma" saturata). Condor 107(2): 327-341.
- Zimmer & Isler. 2003. Percnosticla leucstigma (Spot-winged Antbird). Pp. 652 in del Hoyo, Elliott, & Christie. 2003. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 8. Broadbills to Tapaculos. Lynx Edictions. Barcelona.
- Recognize Percnostola (Schistocichla) saturata (Thamnophilidae) as a species separate from P. leucostigma. South American Classification Committee. Accessed 2008-06-27
- Elevate subspecies humaythae, brunneiceps, and rufifacies (within Schistocichla leucostigma) to species rank. South American Classification Committee. Accessed 2008-06-27
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