Ground-antbirds (Formicariidae)

Schwartz's Antthrush (Chamaeza turdina) - HBW 8, p. 706

French: Tétéma festonné German: Nördliche Rostschwanz-Ameisendrossel Spanish: Tovacá Turdino
Other common names: Scalloped Antthrush

Taxonomy: Chamæzosa turdina Cabanis and Heine, 1859, Bogotá, Colombia.
Formerly treated as conspecific with C. ruficauda, but differs in voice and in ventral plumage pattern and has geographically disjunct range. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • chionogaster Hellmayr, 1906 - N Venezuela W of Yaracuy Depression in Aroa Mts (E Lara E to SE Falcon) and coastal range from N Aragua to Distrito Federal.
  • turdina (Cabanis & Heine, 1859) - Colombia in upper Magdalena Valley and middle Cauca Valley.

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