French: Batara tachet German: Fleckenbrust-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Batarito pechipinto
SE Brazil in coastal region from SE Bahia S to Santa Catarina, extending inland in Minas Gerais (R Doce region) and to NE Argentina (Misiones).
12 cm. Male has forehead and crown dark grey, auriculars blackish, white spots on side of head; upperparts greyish-olive, concealed white patch under scapulars; wings... read more
Loudsong a series of rapidly delivered musical notes (e.g. 16 notes, 2·4 seconds) rising and... read more
Understorey and mid-storey of lowland and montane evergreen forest, to 1250 m. Overlaps in many... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on insects, including adult and larval Lepidoptera, katydids (Tettigoniidae), mantids (Mantidae), stick-insects (... read more
Nest found in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) in Dec, for which details previously unpublished: described as a small pendent cup or bag located c.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Lowlands EBA. Fairly common throughout most of its range;... read more
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