French: Batara souris German: Braunflügel-Ameisenwürger Spanish: Batará murino
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
T. m. murinus
P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1868 – EC Colombia (E Guainía, E Vaupés), S Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolívar), Guyana, Suriname and Brazil N of R Amazon (from both banks of upper R Negro E to at least NE Amazonas).
T. m. cayennensis
Todd, 1927 – French Guainía and NE Amazonian Brazil N of R Amazon (Amapá, N Pará).
T. m. canipennis
Todd, 1927 – SE Colombia (Amazonas), E Ecuador, E Peru (S to Ucayali and along base of Andes to NW Madre de Dios), W Brazil (E to R Japurá and, S of R Amazon, to R Madeira) and extreme N Bolivia (E Pando).
13–14 cm; 17–20 g. Male is grey above, crown faintly barred darker, concealed white interscapular patch; wings dark yellowish-brown (more rufous in E), wing-... read more
Loudsong a slightly accelerating series of up to c. 15 similar notes, very like that of T.... read more
Mid-storey of lowland evergreen forest, to 1000 m; locally up to 1300 m in Venezuelan tepuis. Very... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on variety of insects, especially katydids (Tettigoniidae) and grasshoppers (Acrididae), beetles (Coleoptera), bugs... read more
Little recorded. Jan, May and Sept in French Guiana, and Aug–Nov in Brazil. Nest a dark-coloured open cup composed of rough black... read more
Presumed resident throughout range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common throughout most of its extensive range; less common in W Amazonia. Vast areas of protected suitable habitat exist within its... read more
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