French: Batara à dos roux German: Rostrücken-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Batarito dorsirrufo
Dasythamnus [sic] xanthopterus
Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Coastal mountains of SE Brazil from Rio de Janeiro S to Paraná; recently recorded in Santa Catarina#R.
12 cm. Male has head and upper back grey, with forehead, side of head to above eye and lores spotted white; remaining upperparts rufous; centre of throat white;... read more
Loudsong is a rapid (e.g. 20 notes, 2 seconds), slightly accelerating trill, loudest initially (... read more
Mid-storey and subcanopy of montane evergreen forest and old second growth, at 750–1700 m. read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on insects and other arthropods, including flies (Diptera), butterfly and moth larvae (Lepidoptera) and beetles (... read more
Little known. Season judged to be Sept–Feb. Single described nest: an open cup of thin plant fibres, surrounded by thick layer of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Mountains EBA. Uncommon and locally distributed over a small area; as such, the species warrants... read more
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