Lined antshrike

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Lined antshrike
Female, near Zamora, Ecuador
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Thamnophilus
Species: T. tenuepunctatus
Binomial name
Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus
Lafresnaye, 1853

The lined antshrike (Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae.

It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is relatively numerous but secretive along forest borders.


A medium-sized (16.5 cm, 6.5") passerine bird with a hooked bill. The male is black and white; and the female has a rufous crest and back.