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Rufous-capped Antshrike

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Photo © by bievreJJItapira, SP, Brazil, August 2018
Photo © by bievreJJ
Itapira, SP, Brazil, August 2018
Thamnophilus ruficapillus


[edit] Identification

15–17 cm (6-6¾ in)

  • Chestnut crown
  • Brownish sides of head and throat, with darker brown mottling
  • Reddish-brown upperparts
  • Buff underparts with black bars on the breast
  • Dark tail with white bars

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • T. r. jaczewskii:
  • North Peru (Amazonas south of Río Marañón, Cajamarca and San Martín)
  • T. r. marcapatae:
  • South East Peru (Cusco and Puno)
  • T. r. subfasciatus:
  • Yungas of north-western Bolivia (western Cochabamba and La Paz)
  • T. r. cochabambae:
  • South Bolivia to north-western Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán)
  • T. r. ruficapillus:

[edit] Habitat

Semi-humid forest and second growth; also in dense shrubber.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists mostly of a variety of insects such as beetles, moths and ants.

[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. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2018)

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