Chapman's Antshrike Thamnophilus zarumae

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thamnophilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg

The Chapman's Antshrike is a characteristic bird of deciduous forests of southwestern Ecuador and northwestern Peru. It remains common within this geographically-restricted distribution, but the ongoing loss of habitat within this region is a source of  concern. The Chapman's Antshrike resembles a paler and slightly smaller version of the widespread Barred Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus, and for many years it was considered to be only a subspecies of Barred. Recent research has documented that the Chapman's Antshrike is a distinct species, but one that is very little studied.


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

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2010). Chapman's Antshrike (Thamnophilus zarumae), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.