French: Batara à nuque noire German: Kolumbienameisenwürger Spanish: Batará pizarroso occidental
Other common names:
Western Slaty Antshrike
Salvin and Godman
Subspecies and Distribution
T. a. atrinucha
Salvin & Godman, 1892 – Caribbean slope from S Belize and NE Guatemala S to N Colombia (including Magdalena Valley) and NW Venezuela (E to Trujillo, E side of L Maracaibo), and Pacific slope in NW Costa Rica and from C Panama (Coclé) S to extreme NW Peru (Tumbes).
T. a. gorgonae
Thayer & Bangs, 1905 – Gorgona I (off Cauca, W Colombia).
15 cm; 21–24 g. Male is mostly grey, darker above, with black crown with geographically variable amounts of grey in forehead, black on centre of back, white... read more
Loudsong a rapidly delivered (e.g. 19 notes, 2·3 seconds), usually uncountable, series of... read more
Understorey and mid-storey of lowland and foothill semi-deciduous forest, vine-rich moist evergreen... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds primarily on insects, including adult and larval Lepidoptera, katydids (Tettigoniidae), crickets (Gryllidae), grasshoppers (Acrididae... read more
Jan–Sept in Costa Rica and Dec–Oct (peak May–Aug) in Panama. Nest built by both sexes, commencing on average 10 days... read more
None recorded; presumed resident throughout range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common throughout much of its range. This includes a number of protected areas, such as La Selva Biological Reserve, in Costa Rica,... read more
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