Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Vulnerable

Lined Antshrike (Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus)


Taxonomy

French: Batara vermiculé German: Feinstreifen-Ameisenwürger Spanish: Batará vermiculado
Taxonomy:

Thamnophilus tenuepuntatus

[sic] Lafresnaye

, 1853,

“Anolaima” (location uncertain, possibly in Norte de Santander rather than in Cundinamarca), Colombia

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Belongs to the “T. doliatus group” (which see). See also T. palliatus. Plumage variation between tenuifasciatus and berlepschi may prove to be clinal. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • T. t. tenuepunctatus Lafresnaye, 1853 – locally on E slope of E Andes in NC Colombia (Norte de Santander, Cundinamarca, Meta).
  • T. t. tenuifasciatus Lawrence, 1867 – E slope in SC Colombia (Putumayo) and Ecuador (Sucumbíos S to N Zamora-Chinchipe).
  • T. t. berlepschi Taczanowski, 1884 – E slope in extreme SE Ecuador (S Zamora-Chinchipe) and NE Peru (Amazonas, Cajamarca, San Martín).
  • Descriptive notes

    15–16 cm; 22–23 g. Crested; yellowish iris. Male is black, narrowly barred white, except for black crown, black-streaked white throat. Female has crown,... read more

    Voice

    Loudsong an accelerating series of abrupt nasal notes that rises in pitch initially, falls towards... read more

    Habitat

    Understorey and mid-storey of humid evergreen-forest edge; also shrubby, regenerating plantations... read more

    Food and feeding

    Little recorded. Feeds primarily on insects and other arthropods. Forages singly or in pairs, mostly in dense thickets and second-growth... read more

    Breeding

    A nest with 2 well-developed eggs found in late Mar in NE Ecuador hung between the arms of the horizontal fork of a small Acalypha... read more

    Movements

    Presumed resident.

    Status and conservation

    VULNERABLE. Uncommon to fairly common throughout its range. This species’ ability to utilize a variety of edge and second-growth habitats appears to render it of low... read more

    Recommended citation

    Zimmer, K., Isler, M.L., de Juana, E. & Sharpe, C.J. (2018). Lined Antshrike (Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/56665 on 13 December 2018).