French: Batara strié German: Streifenkopf-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Batarito estriado
Angostura, Costa Rica
Atlantic slope in extreme SE Honduras (S El Paraíso), Nicaragua (R San Juan) and Costa Rica (also barely spilling over to Pacific slope in Guanacaste).
10–11 cm; 15–17 g. Male has forehead and crown dark grey, heavily streaked greyish-white, auriculars blackish; upperparts greyish-olive, with concealed white... read more
Loudsong a long (e.g. 21 notes, 4·1 seconds) series in which notes initially rise in pitch... read more
Understorey and mid-storey of lowland and foothill evergreen forest, to 900 m; more common in... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on insects, including orthopterans, true bugs (Hemiptera), adult and larval lepidopterans; also other arthropods,... read more
Mar–Jun in Costa Rica. Nest a thin cup of mostly dark horsehair-like fibres from stem of a woodland fern, often decorated on outside... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Central American Caribbean Slope EBA. Fairly common to uncommon throughout its relatively small range. Although... read more
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