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Male, subspecies tenuepunctatus
Photo by Stanley Jones
Napo Province, northeast of Narupa, Ecuador, January 2016
Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus


15–16 cm (6-6¼ in)

  • Crest
  • Yellowish iris


  • Black crown
  • Black overall plumage with narrow white barring
  • Black-streaked white throat


Female, subspecies beriepschi
Photo by Stanley Jones
Cabañas Copalinga, south of Zamora, Zamora-Chinchipa Province, Ecuador, November 2014

South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.



There are 3 subspecies[1]

  • T. t. tenuepunctatus:
  • Eastern slope of Eastern Andes of north-central Colombia
  • T. t. tenuifasciatus:
  • Eastern slope of south-central Colombia (Putumayo) and eastern Ecuador
  • T. t. berlepschi:
  • Eastern slope of south-eastern Ecuador (southern Zamora-Chinchipe) and north-eastern Peru


humid evergreen-forest edge; also shrubby, regenerating plantations, hotel grounds with submontane rainforest. Observed at heights around 920m.



They forage singly or in pairs in dense thickets. Little information is available about their diet but they are known to eat insects and arthropods.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2015)
  4. BF Member observations

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