Xingu antbird

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Xingu antbird
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Willisornis
Species: W. vidua
Binomial name
Willisornis vidua
(Hellmayr, 1905)
  • Dichropogon poecilonota vidua
  • Hypocnemis poecilonotus vidua
  • Willisornis poecilonota vidua

The Xingu antbird (Willisornis vidua), also known as the Xingu scale-backed antbird, is a species of antbird from the south-eastern Amazon in Brazil. Until 2011, it was usually included as a subspecies of the 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 (2012). "Willisornis vidua". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Isler & Whitney (2011). Species limits in antbirds (Thamnophilidae): The Scale-backed Antbird (Willisornis poecilinotus) complex. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123(1): 1-14