Order: Passeriformes | Family: Thamnophilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Manaus, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. River island, Iquitos
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazon River, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazon River, Brazil
Identification & Behavior:
~17.5 cm (6.8 in)
. The male Castelnau’s Antshrike is black with white edging on the wing coverts and white on the shoulder. The female is black without white markings on the wing coverts. Both sexes have a semi-concealed white patch on the mantle. It forages in dense understory on river-created islands and less frequently in similar habitats along river edges. It is perhaps more similar to a male White-shouldered Antshrike
but the habitat type, on river islands, favored by the Castelnau’s Antshrike makes them unlikely to overlap.
Status: The male Castelnau’s Antshrike is uncommon on river islands along major Amazonian rivers. It also occurs in Co, Ec and Br.
Name in Spanish: Batará de Castelnau.
Sub-species: Castelnau’s Antshrike (Thamnophilus cryptoleucus), (Ménégaux and Hellmayr), 1906.
Meaning of Name: Thamnophilus: Gr. Thamnos= bush and philos= lover. cryptoleucus: Gr. Kruptos= hidden and leukos= white.
See more of the Family Thamnophilidae
- 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.