Ash-winged Antwren (Euchrepomis spodioptila)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Thamnophilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonian Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~11 cm (4.3 in). The male Ash-winged Antwren has a gray head, breast, and rest of the underparts. It has a conspicuous black cap. The wing is gray with two white wing bars. The back and rump are bright rufous but is often concealed by the folded wings. The female is a dull version of the male but lacks the black cap. It forages in the canopy of mature forests in Amazonia as part of the mixed species flocks. It is not known to overlap with the similar and closely related Chestnut-shouldered Antwren.

Status: The Ash-winged Antwren is uncommon in the canopy of the forest in Amazonia where is known to occur on the east side of the Napo River and north side of the Amazon River. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.

Name in Spanish: Hormiguerito de Ala Ceniza.

Sub-species: Ash-winged Antwren (Euchrepomis spodioptila signata), (J. T. Zimmer), 1932.

Meaning of Name: Euchrepomis: Gr < eu= fine, beautiful and khros, khrotos=
complexion and epomis, epomidos= point of the shoulder, shoulder. spodioptila. Gr. Spodos= ashes, spodios= ash-coloured and ptilon= wing.

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Distribution Mapash-winged antwren


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2017.