French: Batara unicolore German: Einfarbameisenwürger Spanish: Batará unicolor
P. L. Sclater
Pallatanga, Chimborazo, Ecuador
Subspecies and Distribution
T. u. grandior
Hellmayr, 1924 – Colombia (locally on all Andean slopes) and E slope in Ecuador and N Peru (S to N San Martín).
T. u. unicolor
(P. L. Sclater, 1859) – Pacific slope in Ecuador.
T. u. caudatus
Carriker, 1933 – E Andean slope in C Peru (S San Martín S, locally, to Cuzco).
14–16 cm; 20–24 g. Male is uniform blackish-grey; rarely, small white tips on outer rectrices; iris light grey or grey. Female has rufous crown, grey head side,... read more
Male loudsong a short and slow-paced (e.g. 6 notes, 2·4 seconds) series of low-pitched,... read more
Understorey of evergreen forest, primarily at 1200–2300 m, occasionally to 600 m and to 2900... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds primarily on insects and other arthropods, but stomach contents also contained seeds. Forages in pairs or singly,... read more
No previously published information. Nest (from photograph) a deep cup of fibres, with outer layer of green vegetation, possibly moss,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Poorly known; considered uncommon to locally fairly common throughout its range. In Colombia, occurs in La Planada Nature Reserve and along the Cali-... read more
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