Brazilian name: Borralhara
The Tufted Antshrike is found in south-east Brazil from southern Bahia to northern Rio Grande do Sul and into bordering Paraguay and Argentina.
It inhabits humid forest and secondary woodland especially where there is bamboo. It is usually in pairs and the male is more often seen than the female particularly in response to play-back.
|The male is dark grey to black, shows a prominent crest and has a rufous iris. The female is very attractive with a rufous crown and rufous-buff banding.
The generic name comes from Helen Mackenzie McConnell, the wife of the English collector, Frederick McConnell.
There are illustrations in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume 2, Plate 15.
|There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map on Natureserve and additional information on Avibase.|