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Photo by Xyko Paludo
Mata de São João, BA, Brazil, October 2017
Thamnophilus ambiguus

Identification

Female
Photo © by Fritz73
Porto Seguro, Brazil, September 2017

14–15 cm (5½-6 in)
Male

  • Black central crown and forehead
  • Grey upperparts with a concealed white interscapular patch
  • Black wings with white edging and spots
  • Black tail with white spots in the middle and at the tip
  • Grey underparts

Female

  • Tawny-brown crown
  • Dark brown wings with white edging and spots
  • Buffy underparts

Distribution

Coastal regions of eastern Brazil between Sergipe and São Paulo.

Taxonomy

It was previously included in the widespread Slaty Antshrike (T. punctatus), but following the split, this scientific name is now restricted to the Northern Slaty Antshrike.

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Mid and understorey of lowland evergreen forests; also woodland on sandy soil.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists of insects and invertebrates such as moths, larvae and beetles.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Arthur Grosset
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Oct 2017)

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