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Photo by Francisco Paludo
Uberaba, MG, Brazil, January 2017
Thamnophilus pelzelni

Identification

Female
Photo © by renato.santos.4b
Brasil, 8 January 2021

14 cm (5½ in)

  • Black crown
  • Greyish flecked forehead
  • Grey upperparts with black flecks
  • White interscapular patch (usually concealed)

Distribution

South America: found in the plateau region of central and eastern Brazil.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

They prefer the understorey of deciduous forest, especially with vines.

Behaviour

Diet

There is little information available. Their main diet consists of insects, larvae, kaydids, grasshoppers and mantids.

References

  1. 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/
  2. Zimmer, K. and M.L. Isler (2020). Planalto Slaty-Antshrike (Thamnophilus pelzelni), 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.plasla1.01

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