French: Batara tacheté German: Guayanaameisenwürger Spanish: Batará pizarroso punteado
Other common names:
Peruvian Slaty Antshrike (leucogaster)
Cayenne, French Guiana
Subspecies and Distribution
T. p. punctatus
(Shaw, 1809) – Guianan Slaty Antshrike – E & S Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolívar, Sucre, Monagas, Delta Amacuro), the Guianas, and Brazil N of R Amazon and E of R Negro (in NE Amazonas, Roraima, N Pará, Amapá); sight records from extreme E Amazonian Colombia (Guainía, Vaupés) probably this race.
T. p. interpositus
E. J. O. Hartert & Goodson, 1917 – E base of Andes in W Venezuela (Táchira, Apure, Barinas) and Colombia (Boyacá, Meta, W Caquetá).
T. p. leucogaster
Hellmayr, 1924 – Maranon Slaty Antshrike – R Marañón drainage in extreme S Ecuador (Zamora-Chinchipe) and N Peru (Amazonas, Cajamarca).
T. p. huallagae
Carriker, 1934 – R Huallaga drainage in N Peru (San Martín).
13–15 cm; 19–21 g (punctatus), 16–18 g (leucogaster). Male nominate race has crown black, forehead mostly grey; back grey with few black... read more
Loudsong an accelerating series of usually 10–15 progressively shorter notes starting with... read more
Understorey and mid-storey of lowland evergreen-forest edge, white-sand forest, savanna woodland,... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on variety of insects, including lepidopteran larvae, katydids (Tettigoniidae) and grasshoppers (Acrididae),... read more
Little published. In Brazil, nests and recently fledged young recorded in Oct–Dec in Manaus area (Amazonas), nest in Aug in Par... read more
None recorded; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Nominate race is fairly common to common throughout its rather extensive range. It is not restricted to one habitat, and benefits from human... read more
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