Order: Passeriformes | Family: Thamnophilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Sucumbios, Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. SMadre de Dios, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Manaus, Brazil
Identification & Behavior:
~13.5 cm (5.2 in)
. The male Spot-winged Antshrike is uniformly gray with a black cap. The wing coverts are tipped with small white spots that form wing bars. The female has a gray nape and mantle, rufous wings, and rufous-brown underparts. Both sexes have a thick straight bill and a short roundish tail that they often twitch from side to side. It forages in the midstory and sub-canopy of the forest in Amazonia, often in the company of mixed species flocks. The female is superficially similar to a female Plain-winged Antshrike
but is distinguished by having contrasting rufous wings and dark iris.
Status: The Spot-winged Antshrike is fairly common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 600 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Batará de Ala Moteada.
Sub-species: Spot-winged Antshrike (Pygiptila stellaris stellaris), (Spix, 1825).
Meaning of Name: Pygiptila: Gr. Puge= rump and ptilon= feather. stellaris: L. stella= star, stellaris= starred.
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.