Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Chapman's Antshrike (Thamnophilus zarumae) - HBW 8, p. 545

French: Batara de Chapman German: Fahlflanken-Ameisenwürger Spanish: Batará de Chapman

Taxonomy: Thamnophilus zarumæ Chapman, 1921, Zaruma, El Oro, Ecuador.
Belongs to the species group that also includes T. doliatus, T. multistriatus, T. tenuepunctatus, T. palliatus, T. torquatus and T. ruficapillus. Forms a superspecies with first of those and formerly treated as conspecific, but differs in morphology and vocalizations. Plumage differences between races may be clinal. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • zarumae Chapman, 1921 - SW Ecuador (El Oro, Loja) and NW Peru (Tumbes, NE Piura).
  • palamblae J. T. Zimmer, 1933 - NW Peru (SE Piura, E Lambayeque).