French: Batara à ailes unies German: Schieferameisenwürger Spanish: Batará alillano
Subspecies and Distribution
T. s. heterogynus
(Hellmayr, 1907) – Tefe Antshrike – extreme E Colombia (E Vaupés, presumably this race) and WC Amazonian Brazil (lower R Japurá, middle R Jaú, and both banks of R Solimões from R Juruá and lower and middle R Purus E to R Madeira).
T. s. capitalis
P. L. Sclater, 1858 – SE Colombia (E base of Andes S from Meta), E Ecuador and NE Peru (N of R Marañón and R Amazon).
T. s. schistaceus
d’Orbigny, 1837 – Plain-winged Antshrike – EC & SE Peru (S of R Marañón and R Amazon), S Amazonian Brazil (S of lower R Juruá and middle R Purus, and E from R Madeira to R Tocantins, S to Acre, Rondônia, N & W Mato Grosso and S Pará) and N Bolivia (S to C Santa Cruz).
13–14 cm; 19–21 g. Male is grey, slightly darker on upperparts; wings and wing-coverts slightly brownish, edged grey; plumage darker in W (“dubius”),... read more
Loudsong a slightly accelerating series of similar notes at same pitch, ending in sharply... read more
Mid-storey of upland and seasonally flooded lowland evergreen forest, to 1100 m. Appears to prefer... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on variety of insects and arthropods. Pairs or individuals forage mostly at 5–10 m, occasionally lower, or to... read more
Little recorded. Two nest descriptions from Brazil, in Feb and Oct, and two from Peru, in Mar and Sept. Nest a shallow cup constructed of... read more
Presumed resident throughout range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common throughout its extensive range. This includes vast areas of intact, protected habitat, e.g. Yasuní National Park, in Ecuador... read more
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