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Photo by PanamaHarpy
Pipeline Road Entrance, Panama, September 2011
Cymbilaimus lineatus


7". Heavy hooked bill. Eyes red.
Male: crown black usually with a few fine white bars; rest of upperparts, wings, and tail black narrowly barred white; below narrowly barred black and white.
Female: crown chestnut; upperparts, wings, and tail black narrowly barred buff; below buff narrowly barred black.

Photo by Robert_Scanlon
Panama, January 2004


Central and South America: Up to 900 m. Southeast Honduras to northern Bolivia and Amazonian Brazil.



Three subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • C. l. fasciatus:
  • C. l. intermedius:
  • C. l. lineatus:
  • Eastern Venezuela to French Guiana and north-eastern Amazonian Brazil


Lowland humid forest and forest edges, riparian, secondary humid forest. Observed at heights around 622 m (2,042 ft).



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. BF Member observations

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