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SPECIES INFO

The White-bearded Antshrike (Biatas nigropectus) is a species of bird in the Thamnophilidae family, the only member of the genus Biatas. It is endemic to the Atlantic forest of Argentina and Brazil.

The White-bearded Antshrike is a bamboo specialist. It is threatened by habitat loss.


Ecology

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.

Conservation

The White-bearded Antshrike is globally Vulnerable. The main threat to this species is habitat loss from clearing of bamboo.





                                     



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