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Variable Antshrike

Thamnophilus caerulescens Vieillot, 1816

The Variable Antshrike (Thamnophilus caerulescens) is a species of bird in the Thamnophilidae family found widely in South America. It is, as its common name suggests, arguably the species of antbird with the most variable plumage, leading to speculations that it comprises more than one species, but presently available evidence suggests this assumption is incorrect. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Thamnophilidae
Genus:
  Thamnophilus

Scientific:
  Thamnophilus caerulescens

Citation:
  Vieillot, 1816

Reference:
  Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 3 p.311

Protonym:
  Thamnophilus caerulescens

Avibase ID:
  6153F5B7888EDE6E

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
  • Show more...
English:
Variable Antshrike
Czech:
mravenčík proměnlivý
German:
Südlicher Tropfenameisenwürger
Danish:
Variabel Myretornskade
Spanish:
Batará Variable
Finnish:
köynnöspuumuura
French:
Batara bleuâtre
Italian:
Averla formichiera variabile
Japanese:
kawariarimozu
Japanese:
カワリアリモズ
Dutch:
Grijskapmierklauwier
Norwegian:
Krattmaurvarsler
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Krattmaurvarslar
Polish:
chronka zmienna
Portuguese:
Choca-da-mata
Portuguese (Brazil):
Choca-da-mata
Russian:
Серая сорокопутовая муравьеловка
Slovak:
batara menlivá
Swedish:
buskmyrtörnskata
Ukrainian:
Сорокуш сірий
Chinese:
杂色蚁鵙


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]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
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):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
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]
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 3rd edition:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
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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):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
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:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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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:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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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):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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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):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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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 2018):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
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 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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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 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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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 3.3:
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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 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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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 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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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:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Thamnophilus caerulescens [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Thamnophilus caerulescens [version 2]
James Lee Peters (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 2nd edition (1996):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
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):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
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):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
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):
Variable Antshrike ( Thamnophilus caerulescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
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 (IOC): 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
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
Italian: Averla formichiera variabile, Choca
Japanese: 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
Russian: Серая сорокопутовая муравьеловка
Slovak: batara menlivá
Swedish: Buskmyrtörnskata
Ukrainian: Сорокуш сірий
Chinese: 杂色蚁鵙
Chinese (Traditional): 雜色蟻鵙

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