French: Batara à dos rayé German: Tepuiameisenwürger Spanish: Batará insigne
Salvin and Godman, 1884,
Mount Roraima, 5000 ft [c. 1525 m], Venezuela.
Subspecies and Distribution
T. i. nigrofrontalis
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1947 – extreme SW Venezuela (Macizo de Cuao-Sipapo, in W Amazonas).
T. i. insignis
Salvin & Godman, 1884 – S Venezuela (tepuis of Bolívar and E Amazonas S to Cerro de la Neblina), and Mt Roraima and vicinity in extreme W Guyana and adjoining N Brazil (extreme N Roraima).
16–17 cm; 22–30 g. Male has crown and upperparts black, some white feathers on crown and nape; white interscapular patch exposed as spots or streaks on back... read more
Loudsong an accelerating series of similar notes (e.g. 13 notes, 2·5 seconds), rising in... read more
Understorey and mid-storey of montane evergreen forest, at 900–2000 m. Primarily in stunted (... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on various insects and other arthropods. Forages in pairs or singly, mostly 1–5 m above ground, sometimes to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tepuis EBA. Uncommon to locally common. There are large numbers of specimens from the slopes of several tepuis... read more
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