Castelnau’s Antshrike (Thamnophilus cryptoleucus)

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.

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Distribution Mapcastelnau's antshrike