Giant antshrike

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Giant antshrike
Batara cinerea - Giant Antshrike.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Batara
Lesson, 1831
Species: B. cinerea
Binomial name
Batara cinerea
(Vieillot, 1819)

The giant antshrike (Batara cinerea) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae, belonging to the monotypic genus Batara. It is found in the southern Yungas, western Paraguay and the southern Atlantic Forest. This species is the largest species of antbird, measuring 34 cm long and weighing around 150 g.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, and heavily degraded former forest.


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