White-bearded Antshrike Facts and Photos

Information about the Bird White-bearded Antshrike

The white-bearded antshrike is a bamboo specialist. It is threatened by habitat loss.The white-bearded antshrike (Biatas nigropectus) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae, the only member of the genus Biatas. It is endemic to the Atlantic forest of Argentina and Brazil.

In Argentina, the white-bearded antshrike has been found only in Guadua bamboo, especially yatevo (Guadua trinii). It feeds on insects that it gleans from bamboo. It is a cryptic species that rarely sings so very little is known about its ecology.
The white-bearded antshrike is globally Vulnerable. The main threat to this species is habitat loss from clearing of bamboo.

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