|Southern Rufous-capped Antshrike
|Intervales, São Paulo,
The Southern Rufous-capped Antshrike is distributed on the eastern flanks of the Andes from southern Bolivia to northwest Argentina as well as in south-east Brazil and adjacent areas of Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
It is found in forest edges and in more open and scrubby areas. It does not seem to join mixed flocks and is usually alone or in pairs foraging for insects and occasional fruit fairly close to the ground.
There is a fairly wide variety of plumage. These photos are of the nominate sub-species.
|The first two photos are of a male showing the reddish-brown upperparts, the brighter crown, the buffy underparts with black barring across the breast and the dark tail with white barring. The female (in photos 3 and 4) is similar but without the barring on the breast and with a plain reddish-brown tail with only very faint barring.|
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