French: Batara étoilé German: Fleckenflügel-Ameisenwürger Spanish: Batará estrellado
Subspecies and Distribution
P. s. occipitalis
J. T. Zimmer, 1932 – S Venezuela (W & S Bolívar, Amazonas), N Brazil (N of R Amazon E to R Branco) and adjacent extreme E Colombia E to S Guyana, Suriname and, locally French Guiana.
P. s. stellaris
(Spix, 1825) – extreme S Colombia (near base of Andes), E Ecuador and NE & E Peru E through S Amazonian Brazil (S to Rondônia, N Mato Grosso, S Pará, W Maranhão), and S to NW & NE Bolivia.
12–13 cm; 23–27 g. Bill heavy; tail short; white interscapular patch. Male has black crown; otherwise grey, darker above, except for some black feathers on centre... read more
Loudsong rather short (e.g. 1·2 seconds), uncountable series of evenly spaced abrupt notes,... read more
Canopy and subcanopy of lowland evergreen forest, to 700 m. Occurs in both terra firme and... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on variety of lepidopteran larvae, also orthopterans, particularly large katydids (Tettigoniidae), mantids (Mantidae), and stick-... read more
Little known. One previously unpublished description of nest-building in Brazil in Nov, also juvenile male following adult male in a flock... read more
None recorded; presumed resident throughout range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Considered to be generally common throughout most of its extensive range. This includes a number of large parks and reserves in most countries in... read more
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