Fasciated Antshrike (Cymbilaimus lineatus)

Fasciated Antshrike

Fasciated Antshrike (Cymbilaimus lineatus)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Thamnophilidae | [latin] Cymbilaimus lineatus | [UK] Fasciated Antshrike | [FR] Fourmilier pie-gieche fascie | [DE] Zebra-Ameisenwurger | [ES] Batara Lineado | [NL] Zebra-mierklauwier


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Cymbilaimus lineatus LA se Honduras through Amazonia
Cymbilaimus lineatus fasciatus
Cymbilaimus lineatus intermedius
Cymbilaimus lineatus lineatus

Physical charateristics

A species with a distinctive red iris, narrow black-white barring allover and the heavy hooked bill with a paler lower mandible. The female similarly patterned but barred dark brown and pale brown and a rufous chestnut crown.

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Latin America : Southeast Honduras through Amazonia


Mid-storey canopy of lowland evergreen forest. Observerd on forest edges and the interior in second growth and thickets.


Nest is a thick-walled cup build of dark fibres in fork of foliage branches. Clutch size is 2 eggs incubated by both parents.

Feeding habits

Forages 5-25 meter up often close to the trunk. Hunts insects and sometimes small vertebrates like frogs and lizards. Very rarely fruit. Hops along the bigger trees, gleaning or short-sallying prey. Will join passing mixed species flocks when passing through territory


This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Fasciated Antshrike status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Fasciated Antshrike distribution range map

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