French: Batara rousset German: Rostameisenwürger Spanish: Batará café occidental
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Choctum, Alta Vera Paz, Guatemala
Subspecies and Distribution
T. a. anabatinus
P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1860 – Atlantic slope of SE Mexico (E Oaxaca, Tabasco, Chiapas), N Guatemala, S Belize and N & E Honduras.
T. a. saturatus
Ridgway, 1908 – Nicaragua (Atlantic slope), Costa Rica (both slopes except NW Pacific) and extreme W Panama (W Chiriquí, W Bocas del Toro).
T. a. coronatus
Nelson, 1912 – Panama (except extreme W) and NW Colombia (Atlantic slope in Córdoba).
T. a. intermedius
Chapman, 1914 – Pacific slope in W Colombia and Ecuador (S to El Oro).
13–15 cm; 19–23·6 g. Male nominate race has forehead, centre of crown and upperparts olive-brown, supercilium olive-yellow, line through eye dusky, ear-... read more
Loudsong W of Andes a short, countable series (e.g. six notes, two seconds) of abrupt downslurred... read more
Canopy and subcanopy of montane and nearby lowland evergreen forest, and adjacent tall second... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds mostly on insects, including beetles (Chrysomelidae, Cerambycidae, Curculionidae, Carabidae), true bugs (Hemiptera, including... read more
Apr–Jun in Costa Rica; still-dependent young observed in Panama in mid Nov; birds in breeding condition collected Feb–Apr in W... read more
None recorded; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to fairly common throughout its extensive range; rare at NW extremity of range in Oaxaca (Mexico). Known from a number of... read more
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