Drymophila genei

Drymophila

Drymophila is a bird genus in the antbird family (Thamnophilidae). It is a relative of the typical antwrens.

Species

Range

Six of the Drymophila species are associated with regions of southeastern Brazil; two of these - Bertoni's and Dusky-tailed Antbird - also range into eastern Paraguay and extreme northeastern Argentina.

Even at their highest diversity in Brazil's Mata Atlântica, the species are almost completely parapatric, in some cases like the Dusky-tailed and Scaled Antbird even to exclusive habitat preferences. Of course, the rampant deforestation in that region may obscure that there has been more overlap in the past. In any case, habitat fragments strongly tend to hold at most a single species.

D. devillei, the Striated Antbird, is a species of the southwestern quadrant of the Amazon Basin, and a disjunct population lives in north-western Ecuador and adjacent parts of Colombia. D. caudata, the Long-tailed Antbird, is a species of humid highlands, ranging through the Andes from western Bolivia to north-western Venezuela, with disjunct populations in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Serranía del Perijá and Venezuelan Coastal Range.

Footnotes

References

  • (2006): Distribuição altitudinal e simpatria das aves do gênero Drymophila Swainson (Passeriformes, Thamnophilidae) na Mata Atlântica [Elevational distribution and sympatry of birds of the genus Drymophila Swainson (Passeriformes, Thamnophilidae) in the Atlantic forest]. [Portuguese with English abstract] Revista Brasileira de Zoologia 23(3): 597–607. PDF fulltext

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