Fasciated Antshrike (Cymbilaimus lineatus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonian Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Southeast Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonian Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Southeast Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~18 cm (7 in). The male Fasciated Antshrike is mostly blackish finely barred with white. It has a black cap the bird often erects. The female is rufous-brown barred with black with a rufous cap. Both sexes have a bright red iris and a thick bill with a hook on the tip. It forages in dense upper understory and mid-story often in vine tangles. It is very similar to the Bamboo Antshrike but is distinguished by larger size, a bright red iris, and by not being restricted to bamboo stands. The also similar Barred Antshrike does not enter the forest interior. The Undulated Antshrike is larger and has a brownish iris.

Status: The Fasciated Antshrike is fairly common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1500 m along the east slope of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Batará Lineado.

Sub-species: Fasciated Antshrike (Cymbilaimus lineatus intermedius), E. Hartert and Goodson, 1917.

Meaning of Name: Cymbilaimus: L. cymba= small boat, skiff and Gr laimos= throat. lineatus: L. lineatus= marked with lines, lined.

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Distribution Mapfasciated antshrike


    • 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.