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Rufous-winged Antshrike - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Francisco Paludo
Altiplano, Brasília, DF, Brazil, January 2017
Thamnophilus torquatus


14cm (5½ in)

  • Male: Black crest, rufous wings, a black tail with white spots and a black-barred chest.
  • Female lacks the black instead having rufous crest and tail and unmarked chest.


South America: found in the lowlands of north-eastern Bolivia to north-eastern Paraguay and eastern and central Brazil.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Cerrado (tropical savanna) and beside semi-deciduous forests and riparian thickets.


Photo by Rodrigo Conte
Brasilia, Brazil, June 2013


There is little information. However, it is known their diet consists of insects, such as beetles and grasshoppers.


Both adults construct the cup-shaped nest.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2017)

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