French: Batara à tête rousse German: Rostscheitel-Ameisenwürger Spanish: Batará pardo sureño
no locality = Corrientes, Argentina
Subspecies and Distribution
T. r. cochabambae
(Chapman, 1921) – E slope of Andes of C Bolivia (E Cochabamba and SW Santa Cruz) S to NW Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán).
T. r. ruficapillus
Vieillot, 1816 – E Paraguay and SE Brazil (S from E Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo) S to NE Argentina (Misiones, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, NE Buenos Aires) and Uruguay.
15–17 cm; 16·3–25 g. Male nominate race has crown chestnut, sides of head and throat pale buffy brown, mottled and faintly barred dusky brown; upperparts... read more
Loudsong a moderately long (e.g. 13 notes, 3·3 seconds, nominate race) accelerating series... read more
Inhabits semi-humid forest and second growth, but also patches of dense shrubs and trees bordering... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on various insects and other arthropods, including beetles (Curculionidae, Chrysomelidae), moths (Noctuidae), ants... read more
Season Oct–Dec (once in Feb) in Argentina and Oct–Nov in Brazil; birds in breeding condition in E Bolivia (W Santa Cruz) in Jan... read more
Presumed resident, but at least some individuals of nominate race may move N from S extremity of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common throughout most of its highly disjunct range, although it is apparently rare and occurs at only low density in Paraguay... read more
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