Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Spotted Antbird (Hylophylax naevioides) - HBW 8, p. 667

French: Fourmilier grivelé German: Rotmantel-Ameisenwächter Spanish: Hormiguero Moteado

Taxonomy: Conopophaga naevioïdes Lafresnaye, 1847, no locality = Ciudad de Panamá, Panama.
Close relationship with H. naevius and H. punctulatus suggested by morphology, vocalizations and nest architecture. Birds from W Colombian lowlands described as race subsimilis, but considered inseparable from nominate. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • capnitis (Bangs, 1906) - Caribbean slope from Honduras S to Costa Rica (ranging to Pacific slope in NW) and W Panama (E to Coclé, ranging to Pacific slope in Veraguas).
  • naevioides (Lafresnaye, 1847) - E Panama (both slopes E from Colón and Panamá), N & W Colombia (E to César & Santander on N slope) and W Ecuador (S to Guayas and Chimborazo).