Spot-backed Antshrike (Hypoedaleus guttatus) - HBW 8, p. 533
French: Batara moucheté
Spanish: Batará Goteado
Taxonomy: Thamnophilus guttatus Vieillot, 1816, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Genus presumed related to Thamnophilus on basis of external morphology, especially the strongly hooked bill, but supporting molecular or other evidence unavailable. Relationships uncertain; historically placed after Cymbilaimus because of similarity of bill morphology, and ecology also somewhat similar. Paler N birds (Alagoas S to Espírito Santo) described as race leucogaster, but apparently broad zone of intergradation with S populations exists, with both extremes as well as intermediates occurring in São Paulo; racial division considered unwarranted. Monotypic.
Distribution: E & SE Brazil (E Alagoas and E Bahia S to extreme E Mato Grosso do Sul, Santa Catarina and N Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay (E of R Paraguay; one record on W bank, in SE Alto Paraguay) and extreme NE Argentina (Misiones).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Locality Itariri, São Paulo State, Brazil
Lindolfo Souto 3 November 2012 28 weeks ago 4.6
An adult male.
Locality Ubatuba, São Paulo State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 10 November 2012 17 weeks ago 3
A male perched on a tree.
Locality Karadya Bio-Reserve, Misiones Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Carmelo López 27 November 2011 1 year ago 3
A male perched overhead
Locality Parque do Zizo, São Paulo State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Arthur Grosset 5 November 2006 3 years ago 3
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An bird singing in the forest. Locality Serra do Itapetinga, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 6 December 2008 49 weeks ago 4
A bird singing from a vine tangle. Locality Volta Velha Reserve, Itapoá, Santa Catarina State, Brazil
Bradley Davis 12 April 2008 3 years ago 3.5