|White-bearded Antshrike Biatas
Brazilian name: Papo-branco
The White-bearded Antshrike is distributed in south-east Brazil and north-east Argentina. It is found in Atlantic Rain Forest and secondary woodland between 500 and 1200 metres and is always associated with bamboo.
|Because of its restricted range it is classified as Vulnerable by Birdlife International .|
|The male (photos 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6) has a black crown and black lower throat and breast. It has a white upper throat which spreads round the cheeks to a creamy collar on the neck. The mantle and back are olive-brown while the wings and tail are rufous. The female (4th photo) is similar except it lacks the black breast and its crown is rufous-chestnut rather than black. It also has a prominent buffy-white supercilium where the male has only a hint of one.|
forages in the bamboo looking for insects and spiders.
There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase. There is also a page with excellent photos on Wikiaves while the details from BirdLife International (1992) Threatened Birds of the Americas are available here.
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