Varzea schiffornis

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Varzea schiffornis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tityridae
Genus: Schiffornis
Species: S. major
Binomial name
Schiffornis major
Des Murs, 1856

The varzea schiffornis (Schiffornis major), also called várzea mourner or greater schiffornis, is a species of bird in the family Tityridae. It has traditionally been placed in the manakin family, but evidence strongly suggest it is better placed in Tityridae,[2] where now placed by SACC.

It is found in most western regions of the Amazon Basin, and Amazonian Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru; also regions of Venezuela. It mainly occurs in várzea.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Schiffornis major". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Adopt the Family Tityridae - South American Classification Committee (2007)

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