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Saturnine Antshrike - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Luiz
Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Mato Grosso, Brazil, September 2014
Thamnomanes saturninus


13·5–14·5 cm

  • Dark grey
  • Black throat and upper breast
  • White interscapular patch
  • White tipped wing-coverts

Female: olive-brown with a whitish throat


South America: found in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • T. s. huallagae:
  • North-eastern Peru north of River Amazon and south-western Amazonian Brazil
  • T. s. saturninus:
  • South-central Brazil and extreme north-eastern Bolivia (north-eastern Santa Cruz)


Lowland evergreen forests, mostly between 300 to 650m.



Their diet consists of a wide variety of insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2015)
  4. Wikipedia

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