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Black-crowned Antshrike

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==Identification== ==Identification==
-[[Image:Black-crowned Antshrike female Pipeline Road.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Female, subspecies ''atrinucha''<br />Photo by {{user|Stanley+Jones|Stanley Jones}}<br />Pipeline Road, northwest of Gamboa, Coclé Province, [[Panama]], December 2017]]+[[Image:Black-crowned Antshrike female Pipeline Road.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Female, subspecies ''atrinucha''<br />Photo by {{user|Stanley+Jones|Stanley Jones}}<br />Pipeline Road, northwest of Gamboa, Colón Province, [[Panama]], December 2017]]
15 cm (6 in)<br /> 15 cm (6 in)<br />
'''Male''' '''Male'''

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Photo by DiggitalDCahuita, Costa Rica
Photo by DiggitalD
Cahuita, Costa Rica

Alternative name: Western Slaty-Antshrike

Thamnophilus atrinucha

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[edit] Identification

Female, subspecies atrinuchaPhoto by Stanley JonesPipeline Road, northwest of Gamboa, Colón Province, Panama, December 2017
Female, subspecies atrinucha
Photo by Stanley Jones
Pipeline Road, northwest of Gamboa, Colón Province, Panama, December 2017

15 cm (6 in)
Male

  • Grey overall plumage (darker upperparts)
  • Black crown

[edit] Distribution

Central and South America:
Central America: found in Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
South America: western Colombia, western Venezuela, western Ecuador and Peru

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • T. a. atrinucha:
  • T. a. gorgonae:

[edit] Habitat

Lowland and foothill semi-decidluous forests, where they stick to the lower and understorey.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of insects such as grasshoppers, katydids and crickets; also adult and larval lepidoptera.

[edit] Breeding

Both adults construct the nest.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Jan 2018)

[edit] External Links

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