Foothill Schiffornis

Information about the Bird Foothill Schiffornis

The foothill schiffornis (Schiffornis aenea), is a species of Neotropical bird.

It is found central Ecuador and northern Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
It is medium-sized, about 24cm (9in.) long.
The foothill schiffornis has traditionally been placed in the manakin family, but evidence strongly suggest it is better placed in Tityridae, where now placed by SACC.
The species was split by the AOU in 2013 from the species complex thrush-like schiffornis.

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