Cymbilaimus lineatus Leach, 1814.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Bamboo antshrike; French: Batara fasciй German: Zebra-Ameisenwьrger; Spanish: Batarб Franjeado.
7 in (17–18 cm); heavy hooked bill and red iris.
Southern Central America and north-central South America; from Honduras to Panama, and in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, eastern Peru, northern Bolivia, and western Amazonian Brazil.
Typically below 3,300 ft (1,000 m) in humid tropical forest; vine-tangled and shrubby borders of streams and rivers and tree-fall openings in intact forest; also, mature secondary forest.
Nonmigratory, territory-defending pairs forage widely at various levels of a dense forest canopy. Song is a series of 6–8 soft, repeated whistles.
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. Locally widespread and abundant.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
No direct significance, except for the indirect economic benefits of bird-watching and ecotourism.
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