Bluish-slate Antshrike (Thamnomanes schistogynus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Madre de Dios Region

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Madre de Dios Region

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Acre, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Madre de Dios Region

Identification & Behavior: ~14.5 cm (5.7 in). The Bluish-Slate Antshrike is uniformly bluish-gray. The female has the head, breast, and upperparts gray with a rufous belly. It forages in the mid-story of the forest in Amazonia almost always with mixed species flocks. The male is similar to the male Cinereous Antshrike but these species segregate each other geographically. Also see Saturnine Antshrike and Dusky-throated  Antshrike, which have a more horizontal posture when perched, and forages closer to the ground.

Status: The Bluish-Slate Antshrike is fairly common and widespread largely on the south side of the Amazon. It also occurs in Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Batará Azul-Acerado.

Sub-species: Bluish-slate Antshrike (Thamnomanes schistogynus intermedius), Carriker, 1935.  C Peru S of R Amazon and E of R Huallaga (S to Junín).
(Thamnomanes schistogynus schistogynus), Hellmayr, 1911.  W Brazil S of R Amazon (W of lower R Juruá and S to its middle and upper reaches and to upper R Purus), SE Peru (S from Junín) and NW Bolivia (W Pando, La Paz, Cochabamba).

Meaning of Name: Thamnomanes: Gr. Thamnos= bush and manes= passionately fond. schistogynus: L. schistus= slate and gune= female, wife.

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Distribution Mapbluish-slate antshrike