French: Batara othello German: Schwarzmasken-Ameisenwürger Spanish: Batará copetón
M. H. C. Lichtenstein
São Paulo, Brazil
SE Brazil (SE Bahia, EC Minas Gerais and W São Paulo S to N Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay (Amambay, Canindeyú, Alto Paraná, Caazapá, Itapúa) and NE Argentina (Misiones).
21–22 cm; 52 g, 80 g. Long crest typically held compressed. Male is sooty grey; forehead and crest blackish, wings brownish-black. Female is blackish-brown; forehead... read more
Loudsong a series of 3–12 (typically 6) loud countable whistles that rise in pitch while... read more
Understorey and mid-storey of lowland and foothill evergreen forest and second growth, primarily in... read more
Food and feeding
Variety of large insects and other arthropods; also reported to take snails, slugs, and small vertebrates such as frogs, lizards, snakes... read more
Nest undecribed. Eggs described as having clear ground colour, with dull, mottled dark liliaceous spots and some grey lines at pointed end.
Presumed resident throughout its range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Several large parks and reserves exist in the relatively small range of this Atlantic Forest bird, e.g. Itatiaia and Serra dos Órgãos National Parks... read more
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