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Blackish-gray Antshrike

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==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
[[Castelnau's Antshrike]] has been considered conspecific with this species in the past. [[Castelnau's Antshrike]] has been considered conspecific with this species in the past.
-There are 5 subspeciessup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>:+There are 5 subspecies<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>:
*''T. n. cinereoniger'': *''T. n. cinereoniger'':
:*North-eastern [[Colombia]], south-western [[Venezuela]] and north-western Amazonian [[Brazil]] :*North-eastern [[Colombia]], south-western [[Venezuela]] and north-western Amazonian [[Brazil]]

Current revision

Thamnophilus nigrocinereus


[edit] Identification

16–17 cm (6¼-6¾ in)

  • White tipped wing coverts and white tipped tail


  • Rufous brown upperparts
  • Grey crown and cheeks
  • Cinnamon-rufous below underparts

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guianas, Bolivia and Brazil

[edit] Taxonomy

Castelnau's Antshrike has been considered conspecific with this species in the past.

[edit] Subspecies

There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • T. n. cinereoniger:
  • T. n. tschudii:
  • West-central Brazil (eastern Amazonas along lower River Madeira)
  • T. n. huberi:
  • East-central Brazil (western Pará along lower River Tapajós)
  • T. n. nigrocinereus:
  • Eastern Brazil (lower Amazon River to Amapá and estuary islands)
  • T. n. kulczynskii:

[edit] Habitat

Forest borders, gallery forest and river islands.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of a variety of insects and arthropods.

[edit] Breeding

There is little available information.

[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
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Feb 2018)

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