French: Batara bleu-gris German: Blaugrau-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Batará azulino
Thamnomanes caesius schistogynus
Subspecies and Distribution
T. s. intermedius
Carriker, 1935 – C Peru S of R Amazon and E of R Huallaga (S to Junín).
T. s. schistogynus
Hellmayr, 1911 – W Brazil S of R Amazon (W of lower R Juruá and S to its middle and upper reaches and to upper R Purus), SE Peru (S from Junín) and NW Bolivia (W Pando, La Paz, Cochabamba).
13·5–14·5 cm; 16–18 g. Male is darkish grey throughout, except for concealed white interscapular patch; tail sometimes with minute white tips. Female is slightly... read more
Loudsong a moderately long series of long upslurred notes that shorten and drop in pitch, gradually... read more
Understorey and mid-storey of lowland evergreen forest, to 1200 m, mostly below 800 m. Occupies... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), katydids (Tettigoniidae), grasshoppers (Acrididae), ants (Hymenoptera), true bugs (... read more
Jun–Nov in Peru. Nest a deep, leafy cup of dried, rotten leaves, straw-like material and fine rootlets, lined with finer plant fibres... read more
None recorded; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common throughout its range, much of which remains little developed and relatively inaccessible. Range includes some large protected... read more
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