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Male Photo by Gerald Friesen
western slope Ecuador, April, 2018
Thamnophilus unicolor


Male evenly dark grey, female rufous with dark grey face and throat. Notice the iris is pale, not red like most similar species.


Andes of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.


Three subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • T.u. grandior
  • T.u. unicolor
  • T.u. caudatus
Female Photo by Gerald Friesen
western slope Ecuador, April, 2018


Interior of moist forests to cloud forests, from mid to mid-high elevation.


Usually seen as a pair feeding quietly, not following mixed species flocks.


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156

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