undulated antshrike

Undulated Antshrike (Frederickena unduliger)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonas State, Brazil

undulated antshrike
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Canutama, Amazonas, Brazil

undulated antshrike
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Sao Gabriel da Cocheira, Amazonas, Brazil

undulated antshrike
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Canutama, Amazonas, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~23 cm (9 in). The male Undulated Antshrike is mostly blackish finely barred with white. It has a black cap the bird often erects. The female is rufous-brown barred with black. The female has a rufous crest. Both sexes have a yellow iris and a thick bill hooked on the tip. It forages in dense understory of the forest in Amazonia. It is very similar to the Fulvous Antshrike.  The range of these antshrikes is split by the Amazon River. Also, see Fasciated Antshrike and Bamboo Antshrike.

Status: The Undulated Antshrike is rare but widespread in Amazonia where it ranges on the south side of the Amazon River. It also occurs in Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Batará Ondulado.

Sub-species: Undulated Antshrike (Frederickena unduliger diversa), J. T. Zimmer, 1944.

Meaning of Name: Frederickena: In honor of Frederick Vavasour McConnell (1868-1914) English ornithologist, explorer in British Guiana, collector. unduliger: L. unda= wave, undula= wavelet, a little wave and gera, gerere= carrying, to carry.

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Distribution Mapundulated antshrike


    • 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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2017.