Order: Passeriformes | Family: Thamnophilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male|Female | Loc. Manaus Br|SE Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. Amazonian Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male|Female | Loc. Madre de Dios, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Para, Brazil
Status: The Spot-backed Antbird is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1200 m along the east slope of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Hormiguero de Dorso Moteado.
Sub-species: Spot-backed Antbird (Hylophylax naevius naevius), (J. F. Gmelin), 1789. S Venezuela (S Bolívar, Amazonas), the Guianas, SE Colombia (S from Meta and Vaupés), extreme NE Ecuador and N Peru (N of R Napo), and Brazil N of R Amazon.
(Hylophylax naevius theresae), (Des Murs), 1856. S of R Napo in E Ecuador and lowland NE Peru (Loreto), and SW & SC Amazonian Brazil (E to R Tapajós, S to S Amazonas and Rondônia).
(Hylophylax naevius peruvianus), Carriker, 1932. N Peru foothills (Amazonas, San Martín).
(Hylophylax naevius inexpectatus) Carriker, 1932. EC & SE Peru (Ucayali S to Puno, possibly extending W to the base of Andes in Huánuco and Junín), extreme SW Amazonian Brazil (Acre) and NW Bolivia (W Pando, La Paz and S Beni S to extreme SW Santa Cruz).
Meaning of Name: Hylophylax: Gr. Hule= woodland, forest and phulax, phulakos= watcher, sentinel. naevius: L. naevus= spot, blemish, naevius= spotted, marked.