Glossy antshrike

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Glossy antshrike
Sakesphorus luctuosus - Glossy Antshrike.JPG
female at Apiacás river, Mato Grosso state, Brazil
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Sakesphorus
Species: S. luctuosus
Binomial name
Sakesphorus luctuosus
(Lichtenstein, 1823)

The glossy antshrike (Sakesphorus luctuosus) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae, the antbirds. The glossy antshrike is endemic to Brazil, and can only be found near the Amazon River's outlet at the western Atlantic Ocean, and mostly the southern side of the river-(except southern regions of Amapá state); its range extent west to east is about 3000 km (1,865 mi) in a in a contiguous region. The range includes the island at the river's mouth, Marajó Island.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical swamps.


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