White-masked antbird

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White-masked antbird
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Pithys
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 (2018). "Pithys castaneus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T22701859A132070800. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22701859A132070800.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ BLI (2004)
  3. ^ BLI (2008)