Fulvous Antshrike (Frederickena fulva)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Caquetá, Colombia, Macaulay Library ML112964321

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Bigal River Biological Station, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Bigal River Biological Station, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Digitally Adapted Photo for reference only.

Identification & Behavior: ~23 cm (9 in). The male Fulvous Antshrike is mostly blackish finely barred with gray. It has a black cap the bird often erects. The female is rufous-brown barred with black. The female has a rufous crest. Both sexes have a brown iris and a thick bill hooked on the tip. It forages in the dense understory of the forest in Amazonia. It is very similar to the Undulated Antshrike, which was formerly considered conspecific.  The range of these antshrikes is split by the Amazon River. Also, see Fasciated Antshrike and Bamboo Antshrike.

Status: The Fulvous Antshrike is rare but widespread in Amazonia where it ranges on the north side of the Amazon River. It also occurs in Co, Ec and Br.

Name in Spanish: Batará Leonado.

Sub-species: Fulvous Antshrike (Frederickena fulva), J. T. Zimmer, 1944.

Meaning of Name: Frederickena: In honor of Frederick Vavasour McConnell (1868-
1914) English ornithologist, explorer in British Guiana, collector. fulva: L. fulvus= tawny, yellowish-brown.

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Distribution Mapfulvous 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.