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Bluish-slate Antshrike - BirdForum Opus

Female, Subspecies T. s. schistogynus
Photo © by Thibaud Aronson
San Lorenzo, Madre de Dios, Peru, 11 June 2022
Thamnomanes schistogynus


13·5–14·5 cm (5¼-5¾ in)

  • Darkish grey overall plumage
  • White interscapular patch
  • Tail sometimes shows tiny white tips


South America: Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • T. s. intermedius:
  • Central Peru south of River Amazon and east of River Huallaga (south to Junín)
  • T. s. schistogynus:


Moist lowland forest.



Their diet consists of insects such as beetles, katydids, grasshoppers, ants and bugs.


They construct a deep cup nest from dead rotten leaves, straw and fine rootlets. It is lined with fine plant fibre


  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 April 2019)

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