White-masked antbird

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White-masked antbird
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Pithys
Species: P. castaneus
Binomial name
Pithys castaneus
Berlioz, 1938

Pithys castanea

The white-masked antbird (Pithys castaneus) is a bird species in the family Thamnophilidae. It is endemic to Peru.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. This little-known bird was formerly considered a data deficient species by the IUCN.[2] But new research has found it somewhat rare and declining. Consequently, it is classified as Near Threatened in 2008.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Pithys castaneus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ BLI (2004)
  3. ^ BLI (2008)