Black bushbird

The black bushbird (Neoctantes niger) is a species of insectivorous bird in the antbird family Thamnophilidae. It is monotypic within the genus Neoctantes.[2] It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.[1]

Black bushbird
Neoctantes niger - Black Bushbird - female (cropped).jpg
female
Neoctantes niger - Black Bushbird - male (cropped).jpg
male
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Neoctantes
P.L. Sclater, 1869
Species:
N. niger
Binomial name
Neoctantes niger
(Pelzeln, 1859)

The black bushbird was described by the Austrian ornithologist August von Pelzeln in 1859 and given the binomial name Xenops niger.[3] The current genus Neoctantes was erected by the English zoologist Philip Sclater in 1869.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Neoctantes niger". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ "ITIS Report: Neoctantes". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  3. ^ Pelzeln, August von (1959). "Über neue Arten der Gattungen Synallaxis, Anabates und Xenops in der kaiserlichen ornithologischen Sammlung, nebst Auszügen aus Johann Natterer's nachgelassenen Notizen über die von ihm in Brasilien gesammelten Arten der Subfamilien: Furnarinae und Synallaxinae". Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. (in German). 34: 99–134 [111].
  4. ^ Sclater, Philip L. (1868). "Descriptions of some new or little-know species of Formicarians". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (3): 571–575 [572]. The volume is dated 1868 but the issue was published in the following year.