Short-tailed Antthrush (Chamaeza campanisona)

Order: Passeriformes  | Family: Formicariidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc.Villa Rica, Pasco

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Villa Rica, Pasco

Identification & Behavior: ~19 cm (7.5 in). The Short-tailed Antthrush has brown upperparts. The underparts are overall streaked black and white. However, there is variation in the amount of buff or rusty color in the breast among subspecies. It is the smallest of the three Chamaeza Antthrush and the only with a streaked center of the belly. See Striated Antthrush and Barred Antthrush.

Status: The Short-tailed Antthrush is generally rare on the foothills of the east slope of the Andes. It is known to range between 900 to 1700 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Rasconzuelo de Cola Corta.

Sub-species: Short-tailed Antthrush (Chamaeza campanisona punctigula), Chapman 1924.
(C. c. olivacea) Tschudi 1844. C Peru.
(C. c. berlepschi), Sztolcman, 1926. SE Peru; presumably also extreme W Bolivia (extreme W La Paz).

Meaning of Name: Chamaeza: Gr. Khamazë= on the ground, one that lives on the ground. campanisoma: L. campana= bell and sonus, sonare= sounding, to sound.

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Distribution Map


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 01/01/2015.