Thamnophilus doliatus Linnaeus, 1764.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Chapman’s antshrike; French: Batara rayй; German: Bindenwollrьcken; Spanish: Choca Barreada.
6.5 in (16 cm), with a yellow iris, long tail, and a large hooked bill.
Much of tropical South America and Central America; east of the Andes as far south as Bolivia, Paraguay, and northern Argentina; widespread farther north except for the heart of Brazilian Amazon; as far north as southern Mexico.
Up to 6,600 ft (2,000 m) in tropical forest-edges, thickets, open woodland, and in vegetated clearings and gardens, ranging from humid to more arid habitats.
Nonmigratory pairs defend a breeding territory. Both sexes sing a fast series of nasal notes; there are also several other calls.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Feed in dense foliage on insects and other arthropods.
Monogamous pairs bond for life, typically lay two eggs, and share incubation and care of nestlings and fledglings.
Not threatened. Widespread and relatively abundant.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
No direct significance, except for the indirect economic benefits of bird-watching and ecotourism.
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