French: Batara ardoisé German: Schwarzkinn-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Batará gorjioscuro
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Río Napo, Ecuador
Subspecies and Distribution
T. a. ardesiacus
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1868) – SC & SE Colombia (near base of Andes S from Meta and C Caquetá, also extreme SE Amazonas) S to E Peru (except SE Loreto S of Amazon and E of R Ucayali), NE Bolivia (Pando, NW La Paz) and adjacent Brazil (SE Acre).
T. a. obidensis
(E. Snethlage, 1914) – E & S Venezuela (Delta Amacuro, Bolívar, Amazonas), the Guianas, E Colombia (Guainía, E Vaupés) and N Amazonian Brazil (R Negro drainage to N Pará and Amapá, and S of R Amazon from Tefé to lower R Purus).
13–14 cm; 16–19 g. Male nominate race is darkish grey, paler on belly, small white interscapular patch (sometimes absent), tail slightly tipped white; often some... read more
Loudsong a moderately long series of notes (e.g. 12 notes, 3 seconds) that gradually become shorter... read more
Understorey of lowland evergreen forest, to 1050 m. Primarily in terra firme forest; less... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds mostly on various insects, also other arthropods. In study of stomach contents of nine specimens from S Peru, four-fifths of all... read more
Nests and/or young in Jun–Oct in French Guiana; fledgling in Oct in Brazil (Manaus). In French Guiana, cup-nest of fungal (... read more
None recorded; presumed resident throughout its range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Considered fairly common throughout its large range. Range includes numerous parks and reserves: examples are Canaíma, Duida and Yapacana... read more
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