Iquitos Gnatcatcher

Iquitos Gnatcatcher

The Iquitos Gnatcatcher Polioptila clementsi is a gnatcatcher (Polioptilidae) described as new to science in 2005. It is currently only known from the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve, west of Iquitos, Peru. The species is a member of the Polioptila guianensis complex. It is named after James F. Clements.


  • Whitney, Bret M. and José Alvarez Alonso (2005) A new species of Gnatcatcher from white-sand forests of northern Amazonian Peru, with revision of the Polioptila guianensis complex The Wilson Bulletin Vol. 117 No. 2 pp. 113-127

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