Bluish-slate Antshrike (Thamnomanes schistogynus) - HBW 8, p. 575
French: Batara bleu-gris
German: Blaugrauer Würgerling
Spanish: Batará Azulino
Taxonomy: Thamnomanes caesius schistogynus Hellmayr, 1911, Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Relationships to other genera unclear. Species currently placed in genus appear to be related on basis of morphology and behaviour, although their nest architecture is somewhat variable. Forms a superspecies with T. caesius and sometimes considered conspecific. Races probably reflect a cline in darkness of plumage, but further study required. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- intermedius Carriker, 1935 - C Peru S of R Amazon and E of R Huallaga (S to Junín).
- schistogynus Hellmayr, 1911 - W Brazil S of R Amazon (W of lower R Juruá and S to its middle and upper reaches and to upper R Purus), SE Peru (S from Junín) and NW Bolivia (W Pando, La Paz, Cochabamba).
- Least Concern Enlarge map