Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilus doliatus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Quillabamba, Cuzco

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Quillabamba, Cuzco

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Manu Road, Cuzco

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~15.5 cm (6.1 in). The male Barred Antshrike is heavily barred throughout with black and light gray. It is darker on the upperparts. It has a blackish crest the bird often erects.  The female is mostly rufous with dusky streaks on the sides of the head and a rufous crown/crest. Both sexes have a pale iris. It forages in forest edges and second growth. It is similar to the Lined Antshrike but is distinguished by a lighter coloration, different plumage in the female, and by ranging at lower elevations. Also, see Fasciated Antshrike.

Status: The Barred Antshrike is common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1200 m along the east slope of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Batará Barrado.

Sub-species: Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilus doliatus radiatus), Vieillot, 1816.

Meaning of Name: Thamnophilus: Gr. Thamnos= bush and philos= lover. doliatus: L. doliatus= barred, striped.

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Distribution Mapbarred-antshrike