- Thamnophilus praecox
16 cm (6¼ in)
Male all black except for white underwing coverts.
Female cinnamon-brown with black hood; the hood sometimes has some white streaks especially on the throat. Eye is dark.
Both sexes lack the blue skin around eyes found in White-shouldered Antbird
Very local in north eastern Ecuador (along Río Napo and tributaries)
Swamps, near blackwater creeks, etc. where found in understory.
Usually in pairs or singly, sometimes with other antbirds.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Zimmer, K. and M.L. Isler (2020). Cocha Antshrike (Thamnophilus praecox), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.cocant1.01
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Cocha Antshrike. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 30 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Cocha_Antshrike