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Tambor, Guanacaste
Costa Rica


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/500 s, f/8, ISO 320 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Passeriformes   Family  Thamnophilidae

Deutsch  Bindenwollrücken Dutch  Gebandeerde Mierklauwier
Italian  Averla formichiera barrata Spanish  Batará Barrado


The barred Antshrike is an insectivore which feeds on ants and other arthropods at or near the ground; it sometimes follows columns of army ants, and will take small lizards and berries. It is a skulking species, which may be located by its chuckling hu-hu-hu-hu-hu-hu song, often performed as a duet by a pair of birds, or by a growled graaaaa.


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Barred Antshrike male
Thamnophilus doliatus
Batara rayé

Jean-Michel PAULUS