Mouse-colored antshrike

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Mouse-colored antshrike
Mouse-colored Antshrike.jpg
Sacha Lodge - Ecuador
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Thamnophilus
Species: T. murinus
Binomial name
Thamnophilus murinus
Sclater & Salvin, 1868

The mouse-colored antshrike (Thamnophilus murinus) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae.

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 mouse-colored antshrike was described by the English ornithologists Philip Sclater and Osbert Salvin in 1868 and given its current binomial name Thamnophilus murinus.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Thamnophilus murinus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Sclater, Philip L.; Salvin, Osbert (1867). "Catalogue of birds collected by Mr. E. Bartlett on the River Huallaga, Eastern Peru, with notes and descriptions of new species". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (3): 748–759 [750, 756].  The volume is dated 1867 but the issue was published in the following year.