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Photo by megan perkins
Abra Porculla, Northern Peru, November 2011
Thamnophilus zarumae



  • Black and white barred on upperside (a little more buff on uppertail coverts)
  • Underside black and white barred from throat to breast, rear half buff
  • Black crest with a little white, rest of head black and white
  • Long tail
  • Pale brown iris
  • Black and grey bill


  • Brown upperside
  • Pale buffy to white underside with faint streaks on breast/flanks
  • Reddish-brown crest
  • Face with black stripes on white to buffy base

Similar species

Barred Antshrike is similar but found on the east side of the Andes.


South America: found on west side of Andes in Ecuador and Peru.


Chapman's Antshrike has in the past been considered conspecific with Barred Antshrike; SACC mentions that Chapman's Antshrike might actually be closer related to Chestnut-backed Antshrike.


Two subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • T. z. zarumae:
  • South-western Ecuador (El Oro and Loja) and north-western Peru (Tumbes, north-eastern Piura)
  • T. z. palamblae:
  • North-western Peru (south-eastern Piura and eastern Lambayeque)


Forest edge, second growth, and scrub.



Monogamous. Usually the pair are feeding together.

The nest is made of grasses. The 2 eggs are incubated and the young cared for by both parents.


The diet includes insects and bugs.


  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Avibase
  3. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156
  4. SACC Baseline read October 2010
  5. animals.jrank.org

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