French: Batara de Lafresnaye German: Streifenameisenwürger Spanish: Batará crestibarrado
Subspecies and Distribution
T. m. brachyurus
Todd, 1927 – W Colombia in W Andes (except at R San Juan headwaters) and W slope of C range, in W & C Antioquia, Quindío, Valle del Cauca and W Cauca.
T. m. selvae
Meyer de Schauensee, 1950 – W slope of W Andes at headwaters of R San Juan (in Risaralda and Caldas, Colombia).
T. m. multistriatus
Lafresnaye, 1844 – E slope of C Andes and W slope of E range, in Santander, E Antioquia, E Caldas, W Cundinamarca, E Tolima, Huila and E Nariño, Colombia.
T. m. oecotonophilus
Borrero & Hernández, 1958 – extreme W Venezuela (Sierra de Perijá) and NC Colombia (W slope of E Andes in Norte de Santander and Boyacá).
15–16·5 cm; 21–23 g. Crested; yellowish iris. Male is barred black and white throughout, including crown, except for streaked area from nape to throat. Female is... read more
Loudsong a rapidly accelerating series of 16–20 nasal notes, pitch obviously falling towards... read more
Understorey to canopy of deciduous forest, second-growth scrub, and foothill and montane evergreen... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Assumed to feed mostly on various insects and arthropods; stomach contents included seeds of a pomegranate (Punica... read more
Evidence of breeding in Mar–Jun in Colombia. Nest undescribed. Eggs reported as whitish, thickly spotted and streaked with red-brown... read more
None recorded; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Although occupying a fairly small range, this species is considered fairly common. Its preference for edge and second-growth habitats renders it of... read more
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