Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Streak-capped Treehunter (Thripadectes virgaticeps) - HBW 8, p. 342

French: Anabate à tête striée German: Ockerkinn-Baumspäher Spanish: Trepamusgos Cabecirrayado

Taxonomy: Thripadectes virgaticeps Lawrence, 1874, “Quito”, Ecuador.
Considered by some authors to be sister-species of T. rufobrunneus, despite distance between the two in current linear sequences. Population in E Andes of S Colombia (in E Nariño) previously considered to belong to race magdalenae, but probably referable to sumaco; all races in Colombia and Ecuador in need of re-evaluation. Race sclateri possibly intergrades with nominate in SW Colombia. Six subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • klagesi (Hellmayr & Seilern, 1912) - N Venezuela (coastal range from Carabobo E to Distrito Federal).
  • tachirensis Phelps, Sr. & Phelps, Jr., 1958 - Andes of W Venezuela (SW Lara, SW Táchira).
  • magdalenae Meyer de Schauensee, 1945 - W Colombia (W Andes in S Chocó, and E slope of C range in Antioquia and SW Huila).

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  • klagesi (Hellmayr & Seilern, 1912) - N Venezuela (coastal range from Carabobo E to Distrito Federal).
  • tachirensis Phelps, Sr. & Phelps, Jr., 1958 - Andes of W Venezuela (SW Lara, SW Táchira).
  • magdalenae Meyer de Schauensee, 1945 - W Colombia (W Andes in S Chocó, and E slope of C range in Antioquia and SW Huila).
  • sclateri Berlepsch, 1907 - W Andes of SW Colombia (Valle S to Nariño).
  • virgaticeps Lawrence, 1874 - W Andes of Ecuador (Carchi S to Pichincha).
  • sumaco Chapman, 1925 - E Andes in S Colombia (Caquetá, E Nariño) and N Ecuador (W Napo).
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