French: Batara de Pelzeln German: Planaltoameisenwürger Spanish: Batará pizarroso del Planalto
Thamnophilus punctatus pelzelni
Abrilongo, Mato Grosso, Brazil
C & E Brazil from E Maranhão, Ceará and Paraíba to W Bahia and N Minas Gerais and from E & S Mato Grosso and Goiás to N Mato Grosso do Sul, extreme N Paraná and W São Paulo.
14 cm; 16–20 g. Male has crown black, forehead mixed with grey; upperparts grey with some black feathers centrally, white interscapular patch (concealed); wings... read more
Loudsong an accelerating series of rather harsh, dry notes (e.g. 20 notes, 5 seconds) ending with... read more
Understorey and mid-storey of deciduous and semi-deciduous forest, especially with vines (mata-... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds primarily on insects, including lepidopteran larvae, katydids (Tettigoniidae), grasshoppers (Acrididae), mantids (... read more
Little recorded. Until recently, single published description of two nests found in Oct, each an open cup suspended by rim from horizontal... read more
Presumed resident throughout range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common throughout most of its range. This includes a number of protected areas, e.g. Chapada dos Guimarães, Sete Cidades,... read more
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