French: Grisin écaillé German: Bindenschwanz-Ameisenfänger Spanish: Tiluchí escamoso
M. H. C. Lichtenstein
Subspecies and Distribution
D. s. squamata
(M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1823) – E Brazil in E Pernambuco, E Alagoas and E Bahia.
D. s. stictocorypha
(Boucard & Berlepsch, 1892) – SE Brazil (E Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, and E São Paulo S to extreme NE Santa Catarina).
12–13 cm; 10·5–11·0 g. Male has black crown with white spots at side, broad white supercilium, black eyestripe; upperparts black, spotted white,... read more
Loudsong a series of 5–6 long notes with shorter spaces between them, delivered in c. 3... read more
Understorey of lowland and foothill evergreen forest and second-growth woodland, from sea-level to... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on variety of insects, probably also spiders. Closely associated pair-members, individuals, or family groups forage... read more
Four nests found: in Alagoas in Oct, in SE Bahia in Dec, and in São Paulo in Nov (two). In São Paulo, one described as a... read more
None recorded; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common throughout most of its range. Regions in which species occurs include a number of protected areas, e.g. Murici Ecological... read more
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