Order: Passeriformes | Family: Thamnophilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Morro de Calzada, Moyobamba
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Iquitos, Loreto
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Cordillera Escalera, San Martin
Status: The Spot-winged Antbird is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1600 m along the east slope of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.
Name in Spanish: Hormiguero de Ala Moteada.
Sub-species: Spot-winged Antbird (Myrmelastes leucostigma subplumbea), (P. L. Sclater and Salvin), 1880. extreme W Venezuela (Táchira) and along E base of Andes in Colombia S to NE Peru (S to N Ucayali), also W Brazil (extreme SW Amazonas, extreme W Acre).
(Myrmelastes leucostigma intensa), (J. T. Zimmer), 1927. C Peru (Huánuco, Pasco, Junín, S Ucayali).
Meaning of Name: Myrmelastes: Gr. murmēx, murmēkos= ant; lastēs= robber. leucostigma: Gr. Leukos= white and stigma, stigmatos= spot.
Formerly known as Schistocichla leucostigma (2018).