French: Batara huppé German: Schwarzgesicht-Ameisenwürger Spanish: Batará crestinegro
Canada; error = Cayenne, French Guiana
Subspecies and Distribution
S. c. intermedius
(Cherrie, 1916) – E Colombia (Arauca S to Vichada and Meta), Venezuela N of R Orinoco (E base of Andes from E Táchira and E Falcón, Portuguesa and Apure E to Anzoátegui) and S of R Orinoco (N Amazonas and Bolívar), and N Brazil (upper R Branco drainage).
S. c. trinitatis
(Ridgway, 1891) – NE Venezuela (E Anzoátegui to E Sucre, Monagas and Delta Amacuro), Trinidad and Guyana.
S. c. canadensis
(Linnaeus, 1766) – Suriname and coastal French Guiana.
S. c. fumosus
J. T. Zimmer, 1933 – SW Venezuela (S Amazonas).
S. c. loretoyacuensis
(E. Bartlett, 1882) – locally in NW Amazonian Brazil (along R Negro, lower R Branco and R Solimões), extreme SE Colombia (SE Amazonas) and NE Peru (along R Amazon, lower R Marañón and R Ucayali).
14–15·5 cm; 20–28 g (nominate), 23·5–26 g (race trinitatis). Crested. Male nominate race has head, throat and centre of breast black... read more
Loudsong a series of c. 10–15 notes, initially flat with complaining quality, then rising in... read more
Understorey and midstorey of deciduous woodland, gallery forest, savanna woodland, and shrubby... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds primarily on a variety of insects, including true bugs (Hemiptera, Homoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), adult and larval lepidopterans,... read more
Season Jan in E Colombia (NE Meta), Jun–Sept in N & C Venezuela, May–Jul on Trinidad, Mar–May in Guyana, Dec–... read more
Presumed resident throughout range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally common throughout its large range. Occurs in Amacayacu National Park, in SE Colombia, Henri Pittier National Park, in N... read more
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