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Spiny-faced Antshrike (Xenornis setifrons)

Updated: Oct 9, 2021

This species has a small range and fragmented distribution, in which habitat continues to decline (Collar et al. 1992). Its population is suspected to be small, with very small subpopulations likely to be declining in line with habitat loss. It therefore qualifies as Vulnerable.

Speckled Antshrike (Xenornis setifrons) Llano Carti Panama

The Spiny-faced antshrike (Xenornis setifrons) is a species of bird in the Thamnophilidae family. It is the only member of the genus Xenornis. Male has brown upperparts with tawny streaks. Two buff wing-bars. Grey tail with white tips to outer rectrices. Dark slate-grey sides of head and underparts. Female differs in white throat edged buff, and brown underparts mottled buff on breast.


BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Xenornis setifrons. Downloaded from on 07/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 07/10/2014.

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