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Collared Antshrike

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MalePhoto © by NJLarsenJorupe reserve, Loja, SW Ecuador, June 11, 2019
Photo © by NJLarsen
Jorupe reserve, Loja, SW Ecuador, June 11, 2019
Thamnophilus bernardi

Sakesphorus bernardi


[edit] Identification

16-18 cm (female slightly smaller than male)

  • Black hood from breast to back of head culminates in a bushy crest
  • Collar and underside white
  • Nape rufous-brown, wings brownish with white and black edgings
  • Tail black with white tips and outer edge.


  • Crest rufous or with variable amounts of black
  • Side of head dark grey speckled white
  • Collar and underside buffy
  • Nape and wings brownish, wings with white edges
  • Tail rufous

[edit] Distribution

FemalePhoto © by WilsonDiazChaparri Private Reserve, northern Peru, November 2010
Photo © by WilsonDiaz
Chaparri Private Reserve, northern Peru, November 2010

South America: found only in Peru and Ecuador where found west of the Andes and in the Marañón valley.

[edit] Taxonomy

Moved from genus Sakesphorus to genus Thamnophilus.[1][2][3]

[edit] Subspecies

Two subspecies are recognized:

  • T. b. bernardi:
  • Arid tropical south-western Ecuador to north-central Peru); Isla Puná
  • T. b. shumbae:
  • North-central Peru (Río Marañón drainage in Cajamarca and Amazonas)

Some authorities recognize two additional subspecies, piurae and cajamarcae.

[edit] Habitat

Dry forests, dry and moist shrubland.

[edit] Behaviour

Find its food in wines and other tangles, mostly low over or occasionally on the ground. Food consists of invertebrates and occasionally may take vertebrates or fruit.

[edit] References

  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
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2010. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.7). Available at
  3. SACC proposal read July 6, 2008.
  4. HBWalive read July 2019
  5. Neotropical birds online read July 2019
  6. Wikipedia

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