Maranon Antshrike Thamnophilus shumbae
(aka Collared Antshrike Thamnophilus bernardi shumbae)
Maranon Antshrike, Bagua, Amazonas, Peru, October 2018 - click for larger image Bagua, Amazonas, Peru
October 2018

The Maranon Antshrike is distributed in the lower Marañón and Chinchipe Valleys in northern Peru. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in deciduous forest and woodland as well as in arid scrub as in this case.

Most authorities treat this species as a sub-species of Collared Antshrike T. bernardi but Birdlife International have split it on the basis of the male's more frosted face, darker back and smaller black throat patch while the female is whiter below. The song is also more rapid with shorter intervals between notes.

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