Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

White-streaked Antvireo (Dysithamnus leucostictus) - HBW 8, p. 573

French: Batara à points blancs German: Nördlicher Schwarzbrustwürgerling Spanish: Batarito Albilistado
Other common names: White-spotted Antvireo/Antshrike; Venezuelan Antvireo (tucuyensis)

Taxonomy: Dysithamnus leucostictus P. L. Sclater, 1858, Río Napo, Ecuador.
Relationships of genus not clearly established; preliminary molecular evidence suggests affiliation with Thamnophilus, and morphological characteristics have connected it with Thamnomanes. Species was formerly treated as conspecific with geographically remote D. plumbeus, and incorrectly transferred to Thamnomanes. Race tucuyensis distinctive, and widely separated geographically from nominate; vocal and molecular studies may indicate it is a separate species. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • tucuyensis Hartert, 1894 - N Venezuela (coastal mountains from Falcón and Lara to Monagas).
  • leucostictus P. L. Sclater, 1858 - E slope of Andes from C Colombia (S from Meta) S to extreme N Peru (N Amazonas, Cajamarca).

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