French: Batara plombé German: Schattenameisenvogel Spanish: Batarito plomizo
SE Brazil from S Bahia S to E Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo and N Rio de Janeiro.
12–13 cm. Male is dark grey, blackest on breast, wing-coverts with white tips and narrow white edges; concealed white interscapular patch. Female is mostly olive-brown... read more
Loudsong a short (e.g. 4 notes, 1·3 seconds) series of moderately long whistles (notes... read more
Understorey of lowland evergreen forest, to 900 m, mostly below 600 m. Seemingly requires primary... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds mainly on insects and other arthropods, up to 10 cm in length, including katydids (Tettigoniidae) and stick-... read more
Little known. Season probably Aug–Dec; four specimens with slightly enlarged gonads in Aug, Dec and Jan, one with half-enlarged... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Lowlands EBA. Historically never common, and its numbers have declined considerably in the past few decades,... read more
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