French: Batara saturnin German: Bauchflecken-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Batará saturnino
Borba, Rio Madeira, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
T. s. huallagae
(Cory, 1916) – NE Peru S of R Amazon (along S bank of R Marañón to R Huallaga, and S to R Ucayali in S Loreto) and SW Amazonian Brazil (drainage of upper R Juruá, S to W Acre).
T. s. saturninus
(Pelzeln, 1868) – SC Amazonian Brazil (S of R Amazon from lower R Juruá and upper R Purus E to W bank of R Tapajós and both banks of R Teles Pires) S to Rondônia, N Mato Grosso and extreme NE Bolivia (NE Santa Cruz).
13·5–14·5 cm; 19–21 g. Male is darkish grey, with black throat and upper breast; white interscapular patch, white tips of wing-coverts, white edges at bend of... read more
Loudsong a moderately long series of notes, gradually becoming shorter and rising in pitch, before... read more
Understorey of lowland evergreen forest, mostly below 300 m; to 650 m in NE Bolivia. Primarily in... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on variety of insects, including katydids (Tettigoniidae), mantids (Mantidae), adult and larval lepidopterans, true bugs (Hemiptera... read more
Nothing published. One report of female flushed from a nest in Aug in NE Peru; nest a small cup suspended from two horizontal limbs 3 m... read more
None recorded; presumed resident throughout range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common throughout its range, much of which remains little developed and relatively inaccessible. Range includes some large protected areas, e.... read more
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