French: Batara perlé German: Kurzschwanz-Ameisenwürger Spanish: Batará perlado
P. L. Sclater
Chamicuros, Loreto, Peru
Locally in S Venezuela (SW Bolívar, S Amazonas), E & S Colombia (Guainía, Vaupés, Caquetá), E Ecuador, NE & EC Peru (Loreto, Ucayali) and WC Amazonian Brazil (N of R Amazon E to upper R Negro, S of R Amazon from R Juruá to Madeira drainage).
12–13 cm; 18–21 g. Male has crown and upperparts grey, wings and tail black, wing-coverts and tertials with large rounded spots at tips, uppertail-coverts and... read more
Loudsong 2–3 slowly delivered whistles, slurred up and down, followed by 6–7 flat raspy... read more
Understorey of lowland evergreen forest and adjacent older second-growth woodland, mostly below 500... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on insects, including adult and larval lepidopterans, katydids (Tettigoniidae), grasshoppers (Acrididae), mantids (... read more
Nothing published. Nesting recorded in Aug in Brazil. A nest in Brazil (Borba, in Amazonas) was an open cup with diameter 8 cm externally,... read more
None recorded; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. A low-density species that is seemingly rare to locally uncommon at most locations throughout its range. Distribution appears to be somewhat patchy,... read more
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