Chestnut-backed Antshrike (Thamnophilus palliatus)

Brazilian name: Choca-listrada
Male Chestnut-backed Antshrike, Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image Bahia, Brazil

The Chestnut-backed Antshrike is distributed in parts of the Amazon Basin south of the Amazon and in eastern Brazil. It is found in forest edges and in secondary woodland and is often associated with bamboo.

Female Chestnut-backed Antshrike, Camacã, Bahia, Brazil, March 2004 - click for larger image The male (photo 1) has a black crown with a rufous-chestnut back and tail. The sides of the head and the underparts are streaked and barred black and white. The female (photo 2) is similar but has a rufous-chestnut crown.

There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase. There is a page in Portuguese on Wikiaves.

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