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Argus Bare-eye

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The Argus Bare-eye (Phlegopsis barringeri) is a species of bird in the Thamnophilidae family.

Known only from a single male specimen taken in 1951 in Colombia, its taxonomic validity is questionable, and most authorities do not recognize it, following Willis (1979) and Graves (1992), where it was shown to be a hybrid between the Black-spotted and the Reddish-winged Bare-eye.


BirdLife International 2004. Phlegopsis barringeri. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007.

Graves, G. R. (1992). Diagnosis of a hybrid antbird (Phlegopsis nigromaculata X Phlegopsis erythroptera) and the rarity of hybridization among suboscines. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 105: 834-340.

Willis, E. O. (1979). ''Comportamento e ecologia da mae-da-taoca, Phlegopsis nigromaculata (D'Orbigny & Lafresnaye).'' Revista Brasileira de Biologia. 39 (1): 117-159.

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