French: Batara à gorge noire German: Schwarzkehl-Ameisenwürger Spanish: Batará gorjinegro
Cayenne, French Guiana
SE Venezuela (Bolívar), the Guianas and NE Amazonian Brazil (N of R Amazon and E of lower R Negro and upper R Branco to Amapá).
19–20 cm; 65–75 g. Heavy bill, crest. Male is mostly slate-grey, with black head, throat and breast, faint white bars on tail. Female has crest, nape, upperparts... read more
Loudsong a series of 6–15 (typically 10–11) long, plaintive, downward-inflected... read more
Understorey of lowland evergreen forest, to 700 m. Appears to be more common in habitats based on... read more
Food and feeding
Not well known. Feeds on a variety of insects and other arthropods, including lamellicorn beetles (Lamellicornia), ants, larvae of... read more
Little known. Oct–Mar in Surinam. Single nest described, an open basket in fork of twiggy branches in low shrub, within shaded... read more
Presumed resident throughout its range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Seemingly an uncommon to rare, low-density species throughout most of its range, which includes large areas of intact suitable habitat. Occurs in... read more
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