Chestnut-shouldered Antwren (Euchrepomis humeralis)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Digitally Adapted

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Digitally Adapted

Identification & Behavior: ~11 cm (4.3 in). The male Chestnut-shouldered Antwren has a gray head and breast with a conspicuous black cap. The wing is yellow-olive with two yellow wing bars. The back and rump are bright rufous but often covered by the folded wings. The belly is yellow.  The female is a dull version of the male but has dusky wing coverts and lacks the black cap. It forages in the canopy of humid montane forests generally as part of the mixed species flocks. It is very similar to the Chestnut-shouldered Antwren but lacks the chestnut on the shoulder and ranges at higher elevations in humid montane forest.

Status: The Chestnut-shouldered Antwren is uncommon in the canopy of montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1000-1700 m. It also occurs in Bo.

Name in Spanish: Hormiguerito de Hombro Castaño.

Sub-species: Chestnut-shouldered Antwren (Euchrepomis humeralis), (P. L. Sclater and Salvin), 1880.

Meaning of Name: Euchrepomis: Gr < eu= fine, beautiful and khros, khrotos= complexion and epomis, epomidos= point of the shoulder, shoulder. humeralis: Late L. umerus= shoulders, humeralis= of the shoulders.

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Distribution Mapchestnut-shouldered_antwren


    • 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. on 03/01/2017.