Cinereous antshrike

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Cinereous antshrike
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Thamnomanes
T. caesius
Binomial name
Thamnomanes caesius
(Temminck, 1820)

The cinereous antshrike (Thamnomanes caesius) is an insectivorous bird in the antbird family Thamnophilidae. The term cinereous describes its colouration. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

The cinereous antshrike was described by the Dutch zoologist Coenraad Jacob Temminck in 1820 and given the binomial name Muscicapa caesius.[2][3] It is now placed in the genus Thamnomanes which was introduced by the German ornithologist Jean Cabanis in 1847.[4] The specific epithet caesius is the Latin for "bluish gray".[5]

There are five subspecies:[6]

  • T. c. glaucus Cabanis, 1847 – east Colombia to northeast Peru, the Guianas and north Brazil
  • T. c. persimilis Hellmayr, 1907 – central Brazil
  • T. c. simillimus Gyldenstolpe, 1951 – south central Brazil
  • T. c. hoffmannsi Hellmayr, 1906 – east central Brazil
  • T. c. caesius (Temminck, 1820) – east Brazil


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Thamnomanes caesius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Temminck, Coenraad Jacob (1838) [1820]. Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux, pour servir de suite et de complément aux planches enluminées de Buffon (in French). Volume 3. Paris: F.G. Levrault. Plate 17, Figs. 1 & 2. The 5 volumes were originally issued in 102 parts, 1820-1839
  3. ^ Peters, James Lee, ed. (1951). Check-list of Birds of the World. Volume 7. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 188.
  4. ^ Cabanis, Jean (1847). "Ornithologische notizen". Archiv für Naturgeschichte (in German). 13: 186–256 [230].
  5. ^ Jobling, J.A. (2018). del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E., eds. "Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  6. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 21 March 2018.

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