|Plain-winged Antshrike Thamnophilus schistaceus
(aka Black-capped Antshrike)
Brazilian name: choca-de-olho-vermelho
The Plain-winged Antshrike has a red iris and the male is an overall grey colour with no markings on the wings. In Colombia and Peru the T. s. capitalis subspecies also has a black cap which gives rise to its alternative but confusing English name of Black-capped Antshrike.
The female, seen here in photo 5, is olive-brown above, olive-buff below with a rufous crown and no markings on the wings.
|It is found in Amazonia, mainly south of the Amazon in Brazil as well as adjoining areas of Colombia, Peru and Bolivia.|
|There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto.|
|I have followed Kevin Zimmer and Mort Isler's treatment in HBW where they treat T. s. inornatus as a synonym of T. s. schistaceus.|