Xingu scale-backed antbird

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Xingu scale-backed antbird
Willisornis vidua - Xingu scale-back antbird (young male).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Willisornis
W. vidua
Binomial name
Willisornis vidua
(Hellmayr, 1905)
  • Dichropogon poecilonota vidua
  • Hypocnemis poecilonotus vidua
  • Willisornis poecilonota vidua

The Xingu scale-backed antbird (Willisornis vidua) is a species of antbird from the south-eastern Amazon in Brazil. Until 2011, it was usually included as a subspecies of the common scale-backed antbird.[2] Its English name refers to the Xingu River.[2] In addition to the nominate subspecies, it includes the subspecies W. v. nigrigula.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Willisornis vidua". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. International Union for Conservation of Nature. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22724941A94882332.en. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Isler, M.L.; Whitney, B.M. (2011). "Species limits in antbirds (Thamnophilidae): the Scale-Backed Antbird (Willisornis poecilinotus) complex". Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 123 (1): 1–14. doi:10.1676/10-082.1.