The Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilus doliatus) male has striking plumage consisting of alternating black and white bars across all of the bird’s feathered parts. The upper plumage of the female is a cinnamon-rufous colour and the breast is lighter ochraceous-buff. It is commonly found in dense thickets and forest edge habitat. Although they are not exclusive ant followers, Barred Antshrikes feed on ant swarms that move through their territories. It is found in the Neotropics from Tamaulipas, Mexico, through Central America, Trinidad and Tobago, and a large part of South America east of the Andes as far south as northern Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay.