French: Batara à poitrine noire German: Weißbart-Ameisenwürger Spanish: Batará pechinegro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
SE Brazil (mainly Rio de Janeiro and E São Paulo, also SE Minas Gerais, W & E Paraná and NE Santa Catarina) and NE Argentina (Misiones).
17–18 cm. Semi-erectile crest often held raised. Male has forehead to upper nape and loral and ocular regions black, with suggestion of white eyeline; chin and side of... read more
Loudsong a short (e.g. 8 notes, 3 seconds) series of mournful, moderately long notes (about as long... read more
Understorey and mid-storey of bamboo-rich evergreen forest and older second growth, at 500–... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not well known. Feeds primarily on various insects and other arthropods, particularly spiders; stomach contents of a specimen from Rio... read more
In Brazil, nest-building in Oct and Nov (Rio de Janeiro) and adult carrying food for young in Dec (Minas Gerais). Both nests under... read more
None recorded; probably chiefly resident, although thought to undertake small-scale movements in... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Lowlands EBA. Rare throughout its restricted range; apparently never common. Reliance on bamboo, particularly... read more
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