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Ash-throated Antwren Herpsilochmus parkeri

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thamnophilidae
  • Authors: Schulenberg, Thomas S. and Guy M. Kirwan
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Ash-throated Antwren male

Ash-throated Antwren is a poorly known species that is restricted to a very small region in the Andean foothills in northern Peru. The male is primarily light gray, with a black cap and line through the eye, a white supercilium, and black wings with white wing bars. The male is similar to several other members of the Bahia Antwren group (Herpsilochmus pileatus and related species), although Ash-throated Antwren is more strongly washed with gray on the throat and breast. The female Ash-throated differs from the females of related species by the distinct buff supercilium, throat, and breast. Ash-throated Antwren forages, usually in pairs, in the subcanopy and canopy of humid montane forest, usually as a member of mixed species flocks containing other species of insectivorous birds. Otherwise very little is known about this species. Ash-throated Antwren is considered to be Endangered, due to its very small distribution and ongoing habitat destruction within this region.

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© Thomas S Schulenberg

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, Thomas S. and Guy M. Kirwan. (2014). Ash-throated Antwren (Herpsilochmus parkeri), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/astant1