|Natterer's Slaty Antshrike |
Natterer's Slaty Antshrike is distributed in central Brazil, south of Amazon in Pará and Mato Grosso and in north-east Bolivia. It is found in a variety of wood and forest habitats. This particular male was in sandy-soil woodland (campina).
|It was described in 1997 by Morton L. Isler, Phyllis R. Isler & Bret M. Whitney, in
"Biogeography and systematics of the Thamnophilus punctatus (Thamnophilidae) complex in Ornithological Monographs 48, Studies in Neotropical Ornithology honoring Ted Parker (1997), 355-381
|It looks very similar to other members of this complex but has a distinctive voice with its loudsong having the slowest start of all, accelerating to an average 19 notes per phrase, which gives it also the longest phrase (over 3 sec) of the complex. You will find some recordings on Xeno-Canto.|