Leaden antwren

The leaden antwren (Myrmotherula assimilis) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is found in the Amazon Basin. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest.

Leaden antwren
Myrmotherula assimilis - Leaden antwren (male).jpg
Myrmotherula assimilis - Leaden antwren (female).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Myrmotherula
M. assimilis
Binomial name
Myrmotherula assimilis
Pelzeln, 1868
Myrmotherula assimilis map.svg

The leaden antwren was described by the Austrian ornithologist August von Pelzeln in 1868 and given its current binomial name Myrmotherula assimilis.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2018). "Myrmotherula assimilis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T22701540A130213938. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22701540A130213938.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ von Pelzeln, August (1868). Zur Ornithologie Brasiliens : Resultate von Johann Natterers Reisen in den Jahren 1817 bis 1835 (in German and Latin). Vol. 2. Wien: A. Pichler's Witwe & Sohn. pp. 81, 152.

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