Cinereous Antshrike (Thamnomanes caesius)

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

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

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

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

Identification & Behavior: ~14.5 cm (5.7 in). The male Cinereous Antshrike is uniformly bluish-gray. The female has a brown head, breast, and rest of the upperparts 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 Bluish-Slate Antshrike but these species segregate each other geographically. Also see Dusky-throated Antshrike, which has a more horizontal posture when perched and forages closer to the ground.

Status: The Cinereous Antshrike is uncommon largely on the north side of the Amazon and Marañon Rivers crossing the upper Marañon river closer to the Andes to expand its range further south. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Batará Cinéreo.

Sub-species: Cinereous Antshrike (Thamnomanes caesius glaucus), Cabanis, 1847.

Meaning of Name: Thamnomanes: Gr. Thamnos= bush and manes= passionately fond. caesius: L. caesius= bluish-gray.

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Distribution Mapcinereous antshrike