Dusky-throated Antshrike (Thamnomanes ardesiacus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Guyana

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Eastern Venezuela

Age: Adult | Sex: Male & Female | Loc. GMadre de Dios, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Orellana, Ecuador

Identification & Behavior: ~14 cm (5.5 in). The male Dusky-throated Antshrike is gray. It may or may not have a black, often not well-defined black throat. The female has gray-brown upperparts and gray-brown underparts with a gray throat. It forages in the understory of the forest in Amazonia. Both sexes are very similar to the more geographically restricted Saturnine Antshrike but are distinguished by not having a black throat, or if present, this is not as well defined. The female is very similar to a female Saturnine Antshrike. Also, see Bluish-Slate Antshrike.

Status: The Dusky-throated Antshrike is fairly common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1000 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Batará de Garganta Oscura.

Sub-species: Dusky-throated Antshrike (Thamnomanes ardesiacus ardesiacus), P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1868.

Meaning of Name: Thamnomanes: Gr. Thamnos= bush and manes= passionately fond. ardesiacus: L. ardesiacus= slate-colored, slaty.

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Distribution Mapdusky-throated antshrike