French: Batara de Sooretama German: Sooretamaameisenwürger Spanish: Batará pizarroso de Sooretama
[Thamnophilus naevius]. ambiguus
Minas Gerais, Brazil = Serra do Imbé, Rio de Janeiro
SE Brazil in coastal region from S Sergipe S to Rio de Janeiro, extending inland in Minas Gerais (R Doce Valley); one probable sight record in extreme NE São Paulo.
14–15 cm. Male has forehead and crown black, forehead with few grey spots; upperparts grey with central black patch, white interscapular patch (concealed); wings black... 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 lowland evergreen-forest edge, also woodland growing on sandy soil in... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on insects and other arthropods, including moths and larval lepidopterans, cockroaches (Blattodea), beetles and... read more
Little recorded. One published record of recently fledged young in Bahia (near Santo Amaro) in late Nov. Nest described as a crucible... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in its relatively narrow range. This includes several protected areas, e.g. Monte Pascoal National Park, Pau Ecological Station, Porto... read more
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