French: Batara demi-deuil German: Schwarzgrau-Ameisenwürger Spanish: Batará ceniciento
P. L. Sclater
Rio Tocantins, Pará, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
T. n. cinereoniger
Pelzeln, 1868 – CE Colombia, SW Venezuela and NW Amazonian Brazil (drainages of, respectively, R Meta, upper R Orinoco, and lower R Uaupés and R Negro).
T. n. tschudii
Pelzeln, 1868 – WC Brazil (E Amazonas along lower R Madeira).
T. n. huberi
E. Snethlage, 1907 – EC Brazil (W Pará along lower R Tapajós).
T. n. nigrocinereus
P. L. Sclater, 1855 – E Brazil from near mouth of R Tapajós along lower R Amazon and surrounding rivers E to Amapá and islands in estuary.
T. n. kulczynskii
(Domaniewski & Stolzmann, 1922) – E French Guiana and adjacent Brazil (extreme N Amapá).
16–17 cm; 28–32 g. Male nominate race is blackish-grey, blackest on head, throat and back, palest on rump and belly, tinged brownish on wings; interscapular patch... read more
Loudsong of male a strongly accelerating, slowly delivered (e.g. 8 notes in 2·4 seconds)... read more
Understorey and mid-storey of seasonally flooded evergreen forest, gallery forest, and scrubby... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on variety of insects and other arthropods. Most available data are for race cinereoniger: on river islands in R Negro... read more
Little recorded; breeding reported in Mar on upper R Orinoco, Venezuela; other data available only from French Guiana (kulczynskii... read more
None recorded; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common, including in a number of parks and biological reserves. Fairly common in, for example, Jaú and Tapajós National Parks and Rio... read more
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