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Variable Antshrike

Thamnophilus caerulescens Vieillot, 1816

The variable antshrike is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae found widely in South America. It is, as its common name suggests, arguably the species of antbird with the most variable plumage. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Thamnophilidae
Genus:
   Thamnophilus
Scientific:
  Thamnophilus caerulescens


Original description

Citation:
  Vieillot, 1816

Reference:
  Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. p.311

Protonym:
  Thamnophilus caerulescens

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/21109447


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  6153F5B7888EDE6E

Avibase ID:
  avibase-6153F5B7

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/6153F5B7


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 563394

Geographic range:

  • Thamnophilus caerulescens [caerulescens or albonotatus]: SE Brazil (Minas Gerais) to se Paraguay and ne Argentina
  • Thamnophilus caerulescens paraguayensis: SE Bolivia, n Paraguay and s Brazil (Mato Grosso do Sul)
  • Thamnophilus caerulescens ochraceiventer: E-central Brazil (s Tocantins, Goiás, Distrito Federal, s-c Bahia)
  • Thamnophilus caerulescens [cearensis or pernambucensis]: NE Brazil (Ceará, Pernambuco and Alagoas)
  • Thamnophilus caerulescens [melanchrous or subandinus]: E slope of Andes of Peru (Amazonas s of Río Marañón to n Puno)
  • Thamnophilus caerulescens aspersiventer: SE Peru (Puno) to w-c Bolivia (La Paz and Cochabamba)
  • Thamnophilus caerulescens dinellii: Central and s Bolivia to nw Argentina
  • Thamnophilus caerulescens gilvigaster: Extreme se Brazil to Uruguay and ne Argentina
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English:
Variable Antshrike
Catalan:
batarà pissarrós variable
Czech:
mravenčík proměnlivý
Danish:
Variabel Myretornskade
German:
Wechselameisenwürger
Spanish:
Batará Variable
Spanish (Spain):
Batará Variable
Finnish:
köynnöspuumuura
French:
Batara bleuâtre
Croatian:
tamnooka mravarica
Italian:
Averla formichiera variabile
Japanese (romaji):
kawariarimozu
Japanese:
カワリアリモズ
Lithuanian:
Pilkoji medšarkinė skruzdlesė
Dutch:
Grijskapmierklauwier
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Krattmaurvarslar
Norwegian:
Krattmaurvarsler
Polish:
chronka zmienna
Portuguese:
Choca-da-mata
Portuguese (Brazil):
choca-da-mata
Russian:
Изменчивый колючник
Slovak:
batara menlivá
Serbian:
Raznobojni mravlji svračak
Swedish:
buskmyrtörnskata
Ukrainian:
Сорокуш сірий
Chinese:
杂色蚁鵙
Chinese (Traditional):
雜色蟻鵙


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Batara bleuâtre ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Batara bleuâtre ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Thamnophilus caerulescens [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Thamnophilus caerulescens [version 2]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Thamnophilus caerulescens [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
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South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
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South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
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South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
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South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
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South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (20/02/2020):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/06/2020):
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South American Classification Committee (24/08/2021):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Thamnophilus caerulescens [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Thamnophilus caerulescens [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: batarà pissarrós variable
Czech: mravenčík proměnlivý, Mravencík šedotemenný
Danish: Variabel Myretornskade
German: Andenwollrü, Grauscheitel-Wollrücken, Südlicher Tropfenameisenwürger, Wechselameisenwürger
English: Andean Antshrike, La Paz Antshrike, Peruvian Antshrike, Variable Antshrike
English, HBW: Variable Antshrike
English (IOC): Variable Antshrike
English (United States): Variable Antshrike
Spanish: Batará o Choca común, Batará Plomiza, Batará plomizo, Batará Variable, Choca común, Choca Plomiza, Curruca Azulada
Spanish (Argentine): Batará o Choca común, Choca común, Choca Corona Negruzca
Spanish (Spain): Batará Variable
Spanish (HBW): Variable Antshrike
Spanish (Peru): Batará Variable
Spanish (Paraguay): Batará plomizo
Spanish (Uruguay): Batará Plomiza, Batará Plomizo, Curruca Azulada
Finnish: Köynnöspuumuura
French: Batara bleuâtre, Thamnophile varié
Guarani: Choro ka'aguy, Viro'o guasu
Croatian: tamnooka mravarica
Italian: Averla formichiera variabile, Choca
Japanese (romaji): kawariarimozu
Japanese: カワリアリモズ
Scientific: Thamnophilus caerulescens, Thamnophilus caerulescens caerulescens
Lithuanian: Pilkoji medšarkinė skruzdlesė
Dutch: Grijskapmierklauwier, Grijskap-mierklauwier
Norwegian Nynorsk: Krattmaurvarslar
Norwegian: Krattmaurvarsler
Polish: chronka zmienna
Portuguese: choca, Choca-da-mata, choquinha, choró-da-mata, Espanta-raposa, espanta-raposa 
Portuguese (Brazil): choca, Choca-da-mata, choquinha, choró-da-mata, espanta-raposa 
Portuguese (Portugal): Choca-da-mata, formigueiro-variável
Russian: Изменчивый колючник, Серая сорокопутовая муравьеловка
Slovak: batara menlivá
Serbian: Raznobojni mravlji svračak
Swedish: Buskmyrtörnskata
Turkish: Değişken karıncaavcısı
Ukrainian: Сорокуш сірий
Chinese: 杂色蚁鵙
Chinese (Traditional): 雜色蟻鵙

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