French: Batara mantelé German: Dunkelmantel-Ameisenwürger Spanish: Batará dorsicastaño
M. H. C. Lichtenstein
Subspecies and Distribution
T. p. similis
J. T. Zimmer, 1933 – C Peru (Huánuco to Junín).
T. p. puncticeps
P. L. Sclater, 1890 – SE Peru (Cuzco, Puno), N Bolivia (Beni, La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz), and Brazil S of R Amazon and W of R Tapajós (extreme SE Amazonas E to extreme SW Pará, S to Rondônia and NW Mato Grosso).
T. p. palliatus
(M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1823) – S of R Amazon and E of R Tapajós in N Maranhão, SE Pará and NE Mato Grosso, and coastal NE Brazil (Paraíba S to N Bahia).
T. p. vestitus
(Lesson, 1831) – #Rcoastal E Brazil from S Bahia S to Rio de Janeiro; recorded in São Paulo#R.
16–17 cm; 26–28 g. Male has black crown, forehead spotted white, black side of head and nape spotted white; upperparts, wings and tail rufous-brown; throat... read more
Loudsong a moderately long (e.g. 20 notes, 2·5 seconds), accelerating series of similar,... read more
Understorey and mid-storey of evergreen-forest borders, taller second growth, regenerating... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds chiefly on insects, including orthopterans such as grasshoppers (Acrididae), katydids (Tettigoniidae), stick-... read more
In Brazil, breeds Oct–Jan in SE and, in NE (Pará), female feeding fledgling in Jun near Belém and nest-building in Nov... read more
None recorded; presumed resident throughout range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally fairly common over much of its extensive range. This includes several protected areas, e.g. Tapajós and Tijuca... read more
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