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Itapira, SP, Brazil, August 2018
Thamnophilus ruficapillus


15–17 cm (6-6¾ in)

  • Chestnut crown
  • Brownish sides of head and throat, with darker brown mottling
  • Reddish-brown upperparts
  • Buff underparts with black bars on the breast
  • Dark tail with white bars


South America: found in Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina



There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • T. r. jaczewskii:
  • North Peru (Amazonas south of Río Marañón, Cajamarca and San Martín)
  • T. r. marcapatae:
  • South East Peru (Cusco and Puno)
  • T. r. subfasciatus:
  • Yungas of north-western Bolivia (western Cochabamba and La Paz)
  • T. r. cochabambae:
  • South Bolivia to north-western Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán)
  • T. r. ruficapillus:


Semi-humid forest and second growth; also in dense shrubber.



Their diet consists mostly of a variety of insects such as beetles, moths and ants.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2018)

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