Bar-crested Antshrike Thamnophilus multistriatus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thamnophilidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
  • Authors needed...

The Bar-crested Antshrike is fairly common in scrub and secondary growth in the western and eastern Andes of Colombia and the Perijá Mountains on the border of Colombia and Venezuela. It resembles the more widespread and familiar Barred Antshrike in many respects, but differs from that species in having white barring in the crown in the male and relatively pale underparts in the female. Like other members of the genus Thamnophilus, the presence of the Bar-crested Antshrike often is revealed first by its loud, accelerating call.

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© Jay McGowan

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

Recommended Citation

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