Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thamnophilidae (Antbirds)  
Genus: Thamnophilus (15 species, 30 worldwide)


White-shouldered Antshrike
White-shouldered Antshrike (Thamnophilus aethiops) Male
Bellandia Lodge, Pastaza, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

White-shouldered Antshrike
White-shouldered Antshrike (Thamnophilus aethiops) Female
Bellandia Lodge, Pastaza, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Amazonian Antshrike
Amazonian Antshrike (Thamnophilus amazonicus cinereiceps) Male
Mitu, Vaupes, Colombia  
   

Amazonian Antshrike
Amazonian Antshrike (Thamnophilus amazonicus) Female
Mitu, Vaupes, Colombia  
   

Common. Not always inside the forest.

Black-crowned Antshrike
Black-crowned Antshrike (Thamnophilus atrinucha atrinucha) Male
Soberania National Park, Panama
  A common widespread species once called Western Slaty Antshrike.
   

Black-crowned Antshrike
Black-crowned Antshrike (Thamnophilus atrinucha) Female
Soberania National Park, Panama  
   

Castelnau's Antshrike
Castelnau's Antshrike (Thamnophilus cryptoleucus) Male Near Threatened
Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia  
   

Castelnau's Antshrike
Castelnau's Antshrike (Thamnophilus cryptoleucus) Female Near Threatened
Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia
  Found in Amazon big river ecosystem.
   

Barred Antshrike
Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilus doliatus fraterculus) Male
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   

Barred Antshrike
Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilus doliatus albicans) Female
San Jeronimo, Antioquia, Colombia  
   

Black-backed Antshrike
Black-backed Antshrike (Thamnophilus melanonotus) Male
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia  
   

Black-backed Antshrike
Black-backed Antshrike (Thamnophilus melanonotus) Female
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia  
   

Found in dry areas, but not the desert where the Black-crested Antshrike is common.

Bar-crested Antshrike
Bar-crested Antshrike (Thamnophilus multistriatus) Male
Tarso, Antioquia, Colombia  
   

Bar-crested Antshrike
Bar-crested Antshrike (Thamnophilus multistriatus multistriatus) Female
Medellin, Colombia  
   

Mouse-colored Antshrike
Mouse-colored Antshrike (Thamnophilus murinus canipennis) Male
Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia
  Race canipennis is more uniformly and lighter grey than the other two races, which have brown to dark grey wings. Sounds almost exactly like a Plain-winged Antshrike.
   

Mouse-colored Antshrike
Mouse-colored Antshrike (Thamnophilus murinus) Female
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   

Black Antshrike
Black Antshrike (Thamnophilus nigriceps nigriceps) Male
Darien, Panama
  Often seen in mangrove habitats.
   

Black Antshrike
Black Antshrike (Thamnophilus nigriceps magdalenae) Female
ProAves Blue-billed Curassow Reserve, Puerto Pinzon, Boyaca, Colombia  
   

A smaller antshrike with a smaller bill, almost like an antbird. Found in wet areas, including mangroves.

Blackish-grey Antshrike
Blackish-grey Antshrike (Thamnophilus nigrocinereus cinereoniger) Male Near Threatened
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   

Blackish-grey Antshrike
Blackish-grey Antshrike (Thamnophilus nigrocinereus cinereoniger) Female Near Threatened
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   

Cocha Antshrike
Cocha Antshrike (Thamnophilus praecox) Female Near Threatened Rare/Accidental
Sani Lodge, Sucumbíos province, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Once considered an endemic species of Ecuador, the Cocha Antshrike has now been found on the Colombian side of the border. Local.

Northern Slaty Antshrike
Northern Slaty Antshrike (Thamnophilus punctatus interpositus) Male
Las Unamas Natural Reserve, San Martin, Meta, Colombia  
   

Northern Slaty Antshrike
Northern Slaty Antshrike (Thamnophilus punctatus interpositus) Female
Las Unamas Natural Reserve, Meta, Colombia  
   

Northern Slaty Antshrike
Northern Slaty Antshrike (Thamnophilus punctatus punctatus)
Imataca Forest, Venezuela  
   
Photograph by Brendan Ryan     Copyright and usage info

Plain-winged Antshrike
Plain-winged Antshrike (Thamnophilus schistaceus capitalis) Male
Amacayacu National Park, Amazonas, Colombia
  The Plain-winged Antshrike sounds like the Mouse-colored Antshrike, but is darker and has a red eye.
   

Male all dark grey, female rufous, both with darker color on cap. Sounds just like the Mouse-colored Antshrike, but is darker and has a red, not light grey, eye.

Lined Antshrike
Lined Antshrike (Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus tenuifasciatus) Male Vulnerable
Cotundo, Napo province, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Uniform Antshrike
Uniform Antshrike (Thamnophilus unicolor grandior) Male
Predio de Conservacion Ecologico Paniquita, Cali, Colombia  
   

Uniform Antshrike
Uniform Antshrike (Thamnophilus unicolor grandior) Female
ProAves Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve, Anorí, Antioquia, Colombia  
   


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