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Male
Photo by jbyrdman67
Sani Lodge, Rio Napo, Ecuador, July 2013
Thamnophilus praecox

Identification

16 cm (6¼ in)
Male all black except for white underwing coverts.
Female cinnamon-brown with black hood; the hood sometimes has some white streaks especially on the throat. Eye is dark.

Similar species

Both sexes lack the blue skin around eyes found in White-shouldered Antbird

Distribution

Female
Photo by Stanley Jones
Yasuni National Park, Orellina Province, Ecuador, January 2016

Very local in north eastern Ecuador (along Río Napo and tributaries)

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Swamps, near blackwater creeks, etc. where found in understory.

Behaviour

Usually in pairs or singly, sometimes with other antbirds.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Zimmer, K. and M.L. Isler (2020). Cocha Antshrike (Thamnophilus praecox), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.cocant1.01

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