White-throated Antbird (Gymnopithys salvini) - HBW 8, p. 673
French: Fourmilier de Salvin
Spanish: Hormiguero Gorgiblanco
Taxonomy: Pithys salvini Berlepsch, 1901, San Mateo, Cochabamba, Bolivia.
May prove to be a member of an obligate ant-following clade. Forms a superspecies with G. lunulatus, and has been treated as conspecific. Birds in NW of range (E Peru E to R Purús, in Brazil) described as race maculatus, but intergrade with other populations; moreover, high degree of individual variation in plumage exhibited by all populations. Monotypic.
Distribution: E Peru (S of R Amazon and E of R Ucayali, S to drainage of R Madre de Dios), SW Amazonian Brazil (E to R Madeira, S to Acre) and NW & C Bolivia (Pando, La Paz, Beni, Cochabamba).
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A female perched. View from the back
Locality Careiro, Amazonas State, Brazil
Anselmo d Affonseca 8 December 2013 5 weeks ago 4.6
posing near antswarm
Locality Manu Wildlife Center, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Madre de Dios Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Niels Poul Dreyer 29 October 2006 4 years ago 3.3