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.
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.