Family Thamnophilidae

Family Thamnophilidae - black-faced antbird
The family Thamnophilidae includes antshrikes, antbirds, antvireos, antwrens and bare-eyes. They range in size from the larger antshrikes to the diminutive antwrens. Generally, members of the Thamnophilidae have short rounded wings that provide good maneuverability in the dense forest undergrowth. The legs are large and strong well adapted to gripping vertical stems and saplings. The claws and tarsus length are related to each species foraging strategy. Longer tarsi typically occur in genera such as the Thamnophilus antshrikes that forage by perch-gleaning, whereas shorter tarsi typically occur in those that catch prey on the wing, such as the Thamnomanes antshrikes.
Most antbirds have proportionately large and heavy bills. Several genera of antshrike have a strongly hooked tip to the bill, and all antbirds have a notch or ‘tooth’ at the tip of the bill which helps in holding and crushing insect prey. The plumage of most members of the Thamnophilidae ranges between blackish shades, whitish shades, rufous, chestnut and brown. Sexual dimorphism is common in the family. Most species feed in the understory and midstory of the forest, although a few feed in the canopy and a few on the ground. Antbirds are monogamous, mate for life, and defend territories. There are 37 genera and 114 species within the family Thamnophilidae known to occur in Peru. Photo: Black-faced Antbird ©Ross Tsai.
Antbirds, Antshrikes, Antwrens Hormigueros Típicos
Rufous-rumped Antwren Hormiguerito de Lomo Rufo Euchrepomis callinota
Chestnut-shouldered Antwren Hormiguerito de Hombro Castaño Euchrepomis humeralis
Yellow-rumped Antwren Hormiguerito de Lomo Amarillo Euchrepomis sharpei
Ash-winged Antwren Hormiguerito de Ala Ceniza Euchrepomis spodioptila (H)
Fasciated Antshrike Batará Lineado Cymbilaimus lineatus
Bamboo Antshrike Batará de Bambú Cymbilaimus sanctaemariae
Undulated Antshrike Batará Ondulado Frederickena unduliger
Fulvous Antshrike Batará Leonado Frederickena fulva
Great Antshrike Batará Grande Taraba major
Black-crested Antshrike Batará de Cresta Negra Sakesphorus canadensis
Barred Antshrike Batará Barrado Thamnophilus doliatus
Rufous-capped Antshrike Batará de Gorro Rufo Thamnophilus ruficapillus
Chapman’s Antshrike Batará de Chapman Thamnophilus zarumae
Lined Antshrike Batará Listado Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus
Chestnut-backed Antshrike Batará de Dorso Castaño Thamnophilus palliatus
Collared Antshrike Batará Acollarado Thamnophilus bernardi
Black-crowned Antshrike Batará de Corona Negra Thamnophilus atrinucha
Plain-winged Antshrike Batará de Ala Llana Thamnophilus schistaceus
Mouse-colored Antshrike Batará Murino Thamnophilus murinus
Castelnau’s Antshrike Batará de Castelnau Thamnophilus cryptoleucus
Northern Slaty-Antshrike Batará-Pizarroso Norteño Thamnophilus punctatus
Variable Antshrike Batará Variable Thamnophilus caerulescens
Uniform Antshrike Batará Unicolor Thamnophilus unicolor
White-shouldered Antshrike Batará de Hombro Blanco Thamnophilus aethiops
Upland Antshrike Batará de Altura Thamnophilus aroyae
Amazonian Antshrike Batará Amazónico Thamnophilus amazonicus
Acre Antshrike Batará de Acre Thamnophilus divisorius
Pearly Antshrike Batará Perlado Megastictus margaritatus
Black Bushbird Arbustero Negro Neoctantes niger
Russet Antshrike Batará Rojizo Thamnistes anabatinus
Plain Antvireo Batarito de Cabeza Gris Dysithamnus mentalis
Bicolored Antvireo Batarito Bicolor Dysithamnus occidentalis (H)
White-streaked Antvireo Batarito Rayado de Blanco Dysithamnus leucostictus
Dusky-throated Antshrike Batará de Garganta Oscura Thamnomanes ardesiacus
Saturnine Antshrike Batará Saturnino Thamnomanes saturninus
Cinereous Antshrike Batará Cinéreo Thamnomanes caesius
Bluish-slate Antshrike Batará Azul-Acerado Thamnomanes schistogynus
Plain-throated Antwren Hormiguerito de Garganta Llana Isleria hauxwelli
Spot-winged Antshrike Batará de Ala Moteada Pygiptila stellaris
White-eyed Stiplethroat Hormiguerito de Ojo Blanco Epinecrophylla leucophthalma
Rufous-backed Stiplethroat Hormiguerito de Garganta Punteada Epinecrophylla haematonota
Yasuni Stiplethroat Hormiguerito de Dorso Pardo Epinecrophylla fjeldsaai
Foothill Stiplethroat Hormiguerito Submontano Epinecrophylla spodionota
Ornate Stiplethroat Hormiguerito Adornado Epinecrophylla ornata
Rufous-tailed Stiplethroat Hormiguerito de Cola Rufa Epinecrophylla erythrura
Pygmy Antwren Hormiguerito Pigmeo Myrmotherula brachyura
Moustached Antwren Hormiguerito Bigotudo Myrmotherula ignota
Sclater’s Antwren Hormiguerito de Sclater Myrmotherula sclateri
Amazonian Streaked-Antwren Hormiguerito-Rayado Amazónico Myrmotherula multostriata
Cherrie’s Antwren Hormiguerito de Cherrie Myrmotherula cherriei
Stripe-chested Antwren Hormiguerito de Pecho Listado Myrmotherula longicauda
White-flanked Antwren Hormiguerito de Flanco Blanco Myrmotherula axillaris
Slaty Antwren Hormiguerito Pizarroso Myrmotherula schisticolor
Rio Suno Antwren Hormiguerito del Suno Myrmotherula sunensis
Long-winged Antwren Hormiguerito de Ala Larga Myrmotherula longipennis
Ihering’s Antwren Hormiguerito de Ihering Myrmotherula iheringi
Ashy Antwren Hormiguerito Cenizo Myrmotherula grisea
Gray Antwren Hormiguerito Gris Myrmotherula menetriesii
Leaden Antwren Hormiguerito Plomizo Myrmotherula assimilis
Banded Antbird Hormiguerito Bandeado Dichrozona cincta
Creamy-bellied Antwren Hormiguerito de Vientre Cremoso Herpsilochmus motacilloides (E)
Ash-throated Antwren Hormiguerito de Garganta Ceniza Herpsilochmus parkeri (E)
Dugand’s Antwren Hormiguerito de Dugand Herpsilochmus dugandi
Ancient Antwren Hormiguerito Antiguo Herpsilochmus gentryi
Yellow-breasted Antwren Hormiguerito de Pecho Amarillo Herpsilochmus axillaris
Rufous-winged Antwren Hormiguerito de Ala Rufa Herpsilochmus rufimarginatus
Dot-winged Antwren Hormiguerito de Ala Punteada Microrhopias quixensis
White-fringed Antwren Hormiguerito de Pecho Negro Formicivora grisea
Rusty-backed Antwren Hormiguerito de Dorso Rojizo Formicivora rufa
Striated Antbird Hormiguero Estriado Drymophila devillei
Streak-headed Antbird Hormiguero de Cabeza Rayada Drymophila striaticeps
Peruvian Warbling-Antbird Hormiguero Peruano Hypocnemis peruviana
Yellow-breasted Warbling-Antbird Hormiguero de Pecho Amarillo Hypocnemis subflava
Yellow-browed Antbird Hormiguero de Ceja Amarilla Hypocnemis hypoxantha
Gray Antbird Hormiguero Gris Cercomacra cinerascens
Blackish Antbird Hormiguero Negruzco Cercomacra nigrescens
Black Antbird Hormiguero Negro Cercomacra serva
Manu Antbird Hormiguero del Manu Cercomacra manu
White-backed Fire-eye Ojo-de-Fuego de Dorso Blanco Pyriglena leuconota
White-browed Antbird Hormiguero de Ceja Blanca Myrmoborus leucophrys
Ash-breasted Antbird Hormiguero de Pecho Cenizo Myrmoborus lugubris
Black-faced Antbird Hormiguero de Cara Negra Myrmoborus myotherinus
Black-tailed Antbird Hormiguero de Cola Negra Myrmoborus melanurus
Black-chinned Antbird Hormiguero de Barbilla Negra Hypocnemoides melanopogon
Band-tailed Antbird Hormiguero de Cola Bandeada Hypocnemoides maculicauda
Black-and-white Antbird Hormiguero Negro y Blanco Myrmochanes hemileucus
Silvered Antbird Hormiguero Plateado Sclateria naevia
Black-headed Antbird Hormiguero de Cabeza Negra Percnostola rufifrons
Allpahuayo Antbird Hormiguero de Allpahuayo Percnostola arenarum (E)
White-lined Antbird Hormiguero de Líneas Blancas Percnostola lophotes
Slate-colored Antbird Hormiguero Pizarroso Schistocichla schistacea
Spot-winged Antbird Hormiguero de Ala Moteada Schistocichla leucostigma
Humaita Antbird Hormiguero de Humaita Schistocichla humaythae (H)
Brownish-headed Antbird Hormiguero de Cabeza Pardusca Schistocichla brunneiceps
Chestnut-tailed Antbird Hormiguero de Cola Castaña Myrmeciza hemimelaena
Zimmer’s Antbird Hormiguero de Zimmer Myrmeciza castanea
Cordillera Azul Antbird Hormiguero de la Cordillera Azul Myrmoderus eowilsoni (E)
Black-throated Antbird Hormiguero de Garganta Negra Myrmeciza atrothorax
White-shouldered Antbird Hormiguero de Hombro Blanco Myrmeciza melanoceps
Goeldi’s Antbird Hormiguero de Goeldi Myrmeciza goeldii
Plumbeous Antbird Hormiguero Plomizo Myrmeciza hyperythra
Sooty Antbird Hormiguero Tiznado Myrmeciza fortis
Gray-headed Antbird Hormiguero de Cabeza Gris Myrmeciza griseiceps
Wing-banded Antbird Hormiguero de Ala Bandeada Myrmornis torquata
White-plumed Antbird Hormiguero de Plumón Blanco Pithys albifrons
White-masked Antbird Hormiguero de Mascara Blanca Pithys castaneus (E)
White-cheeked Antbird Hormiguero de Mejilla Blanca Gymnopithys leucaspis
White-throated Antbird Hormiguero de Garganta Blanca Gymnopithys salvini
Lunulated Antbird Hormiguero Lunado Gymnopithys lunulatus
Hairy-crested Antbird Hormiguero de Cresta Canosa Rhegmatorhina melanosticta
Spot-backed Antbird Hormiguero de Dorso Moteado Hylophylax naevius
Dot-backed Antbird Hormiguero de Dorso Punteado Hylophylax punctulatus
Scale-backed Antbird Hormiguero de Dorso Escamoso Willisornis poecilinotus
Black-spotted Bare-eye Ojo-Pelado Moteado de Negro Phlegopsis nigromaculata
Reddish-winged Bare-eye Ojo-Pelado de Ala Rojiza Phlegopsis erythroptera
peru aves - birdsPSITTACIDAE: Parrots, Macaws & Parakeets – Loros, Pericos, Guacamayos  MELANOPAREIIDAE: Crescentchests – Toc Tocsperu aves