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Asthenes moreirae

Oreophylax moreirae, Schizoeaca moreirae

Photo by megan perkins
Location: Aghulas Negras, Itatiaia, SE Brazil



South America: found in the high mountains of south-eastern Brazil (southern Espírito Santo to north-eastern São Paulo)


This is a monotypic species1.

Moved to genus Asthenes by Clements (2010)1 and IOC (2010)2.




  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2010. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.7). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Birdforum thread discussing the taxonomy of Oreophylax

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