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Spot-backed Antshrike Hypoedaleus guttatus

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The Spot-backed Antshrike is a distinctive, strongly patterned antshrike of forest in southeastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay, and extreme northeastern Argentina (Missiones). It is black above with heavy white barring and spotting, and white below with a variable amount of buffy-orange on the flanks and undertail coverts. Like many species in its family, it is best detected by call, in this case a long, whistled trill. Spot-backed Antshrikes forage on arthropods in dense vegetation and vines in the canopy, often in pairs.

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

Recommended Citation

Spot-backed Antshrike (Hypoedaleus guttatus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: