Upland Antshrike (Thamnophilus aroyae)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Sandia, Puno

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Coroico, Bolivia

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Bellavista, La Paz-Bolivia

Identification & Behavior: ~14 cm (5.5 in). The male Upland Antshrike is slaty-gray. The wing coverts are black tipped with white dots that form wing bars. The tail feathers are tipped with white. The female has olive-brown upperparts and a somewhat contrasting rufous crown. The wing coverts are tipped with rufous. It forages in humid forest on the east slope of the Andes. Its range does not overlap with that of the very similar Black-crowned Antshrike.

Status: The Upland Antshrike is uncommon in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 800-1700 m. It also occurs in Bo.

Name in Spanish: Batará de Altura.

Sub-species: Upland Antshrike (Thamnophilus aroyae), (Hellmayr), 1904.

Meaning of Name: Thamnophilus: Gr. Thamnos= bush and philos= lover. aroyae: La Aroya (= La Oroya), Inambari Valley, Marcapata, Peru.

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Distribution Mapupland antshrike