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Itatiaia, RJ, Brazil, July 2018

Alternative Name: Cryptic Antthrush

Chamaeza meruloides


Similar species

Similar to Short-tailed Antthrush and essentially identical to Rufous-tailed Antthrush (which see for comparison of the three)


South America: found only in south east Brazil (Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo to north-eastern Santa Catarina).


This is a monotypic species[1].D A split has taken place: Schwartz's Antthrush and Such's Antthrush used to be part of Rufous-tailed Antthrush.

The last sentence in the paragraph above gives a simplified version of the history. Such's Antthrush was really proven to be a separate population and species by Willis 1992. He then determined that the species he had in hand was close enough to a description made many years earlier based on lost specimens collected by George Such. Much more in SACC proposal 1522




  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. SACC proposal 152

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