Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Recurve-billed Bushbird (Clytoctantes alixii) - HBW 8, p. 565

French: Batara à bec retroussé German: Grauer Bodenameisenwürger Spanish: Batará Piquicurvo

Taxonomy: Clytoctantes alixii Elliot, 1870, “Río Napo, Ecuador”; presumed error, locality unknown.
Relationships uncertain. Specimens on which original description was based were apparently labelled from “Equateur”, but there is no satisfactory evidence that the species has ever occurred in Ecuador. Monotypic.

Distribution: NW Venezuela (Sierra de Perijá) and N Colombia (N end of the three main Andean ranges in César, Córdoba, Bolívar, Antioquia and Santander; one record from E slope of middle C range in Caldas).