Campo Troupial - Icterus jamacaii
List of Birds

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in Itapajé, Ceará,
100 km from Fortaleza.

The avifauna is listed in
Birds of NE Brazil.
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Threatened species
Many species of NE Brazil are threatened by extinction. Our reserve helps to protect some of them:
Birds of NE Brazil
in Caatinga, Cerrado,
and other habitats
Barred Antshrike
Thamnophilus doliatus
Family: Thamnophilidae

The local race T. d. capistratus is restricted to the Northeast of Brazil (Cory and Hellmayr 1924, Zimmer and Isler 2003).

Assis et al. 2007 consider capistratus a valid species. RPPN Mãe-da-lua.

Synonyms: Lanius doliatusLINNAEUS 1764;  Thamnophilus capistratusLESSON 1840

Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilus doliatus)
16/09/2005; Fazenda Canaã, Pentecoste, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 1. The Barred Antshrike shown above is a male. The species is quite common the Mãe-da-lua reserve, though not abundant as Thamnophilus pelzelni, for example. Thamnophilus doliatus can be found throughout the reserve, also in areas of young Caatinga regrowth.

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Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilus doliatus capistratus)
22/07/2007; Mãe-da-lua reserve, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. 200 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 2. Another male Thamnophilus doliatus.

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