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Barred Antshrike

(Thamnophilus doliatus)

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Male is a small white-and-black barred bird with a mostly black head crest; female is reddish brown with black streaks on lace, buffy throat, and light brown chest / belly; 15cm (6 in). (Batará Barreteado).


Low and some middle elevation forests. Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found usually on the ground in open areas such as thickets but also in the forest interior, and, in drier regions, near waterways.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilus doliatus), Costa Rica