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Blackish-gray Antshrike - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Francisco Paludo
Novo Airão, AM, Brasil, 19 July, 2023
Thamnophilus nigrocinereus

Identification

16–17 cm (6¼-6¾ in)
Male

  • White tipped wing coverts and white tipped tail

Female

  • Rufous brown upperparts
  • Grey crown and cheeks
  • Cinnamon-rufous below underparts

Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guianas, Bolivia and Brazil

Taxonomy

Castelnau's Antshrike has been considered conspecific with this species in the past.

Subspecies

There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • T. n. cinereoniger:
  • T. n. tschudii:
  • West-central Brazil (eastern Amazonas along lower River Madeira)
  • T. n. huberi:
  • East-central Brazil (western Pará along lower River Tapajós)
  • T. n. nigrocinereus:
  • Eastern Brazil (lower Amazon River to Amapá and estuary islands)
  • T. n. kulczynskii:

Habitat

Forest borders, gallery forest and river islands.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists of a variety of insects and arthropods.

Breeding

There is little available information.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Feb 2018)

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External Links

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