Bolivian Slaty-Antshrike Thamnophilus sticturus

  • © Ian Davies

The most range-restricted of the Thamnophilus punctatus (former Eastern Slaty-Antshrike) superspecies, the Bolivian Slaty-Antshrike does, nonetheless, reach beyond the confines of Bolivia, it being found from northern Paraguay and southwest Brazil across eastern and central Bolivia, where this antshrike is generally fairly common. Found to around 950 m, the Bolivian Slaty-Antshrike favors vine-dominated forests and their edges, in common with the remainder of the species complex, and typically forages alone or, more frequently, in pairs, searching for arthropods and habitually ‘shivering’ the tail following a change of perch, also like the other members of the superspecies. However, unlike the Planalto Slaty-Antshrike (Thamnophilus pelzelni) and the Sooretama Slaty-Antshrike (Thamnophilus ambiguus), both of which routinely join mixed-species foraging flocks, such behavior has yet to be recorded by the present species.

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

Recommended Citation

Bolivian Slaty-Antshrike (Thamnophilus sticturus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: