Band-tailed antshrike

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Band-tailed antshrike
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Thamnophilus
Species: T. melanothorax
Binomial name
Thamnophilus melanothorax
(Sclater, 1857)

Sakesphorus melanothorax

The band-tailed antshrike (Thamnophilus melanothorax) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is found in the eastern Guianas of Suriname and French Guiana mostly; also Brazil, Guyana, and Atlantic regions of the Amazon Basin, and some local regions upstream on the Amazon. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical swamps. It has recently been proposed that it more properly belongs to the genus Thamnophilus (Brumfield et al., 2007).


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