French: Batara à dos noir German: Schwarzweiß-Ameisenwürger Spanish: Batará dorsinegro
P. L. Sclater
Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
Caribbean slope in N Colombia (S & W to N Bolívar) and NW Venezuela (E to Miranda); also NE Colombia (Zulia Valley, Norte de Santander) and adjacent W Venezuela (Cordillera de Mérida#R).
15–16 cm. Male is black to blackish-brown, except for white edges of scapulars, white interscapular patch, light grey posterior upperparts, wing-coverts broadly tipped... read more
Four vocalization types recorded. A descending “aawr”, repeated at regular intervals,... read more
Understorey and mid-storey of deciduous forest, to 500 m; occasionally to 1300 m, in Venezuela.... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Feeds primarily on various insects, including true bugs (Hemiptera, Homoptera: Cicadidae), orthopterans and lepidopteran... read more
Little known. Mar–Jul in N Colombia. Nest in Colombia an open, unlined cup, suspended by rim to thorny bush; contained 2 eggs, white... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Caribbean Colombia and Venezuela EBA. In Venezuela, occurs in Henri Pittier National Park and also at... read more
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