Great Antshrike

Taraba major - Grand Batara

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Thamnophilidés

  • Genus
    :

    Taraba

  • Species
    :

    major

Descriptor

Vieillot, 1816

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 20 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 50 à 70 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Great Antshrike (Taraba major) is a species of bird in the Thamnophilidae family.

Subspecific information 10 Subspecies

  • Taraba major melanocrissus (se Mexico to w Panama)
  • Taraba major obscurus (w Costa Rica to n Colombia)
  • Taraba major transandeanus (sw Colombia, w Ecuador and nw Peru)
  • Taraba major granadensis (n and c Colombia and nw Venezuela)
  • Taraba major semifasciatus (e Colombia, s and ne Venezuela, the Guianas and ne and c Brazil)
  • Taraba major duidae (Mt. Duida. se Venezuela.)
  • Taraba major melanurus (w Amazonia)
  • Taraba major borbae (wc Brazil s of the Amazon)
  • Taraba major stagurus (e and ne Brazil)
  • Taraba major major (e Bolivia, Paraguay, s Brazil and n Argentina)

Foreign names

  • Grand Batara,
  • Batará Mayor,
  • Choró-boi,
  • Weißbrust-Ameisenwürger,
  • búbos hangyászgébics,
  • Grote Mierklauwier,
  • Averla formichiera maggiore,
  • Större myrtörnskata,
  • Hvitbrystmaurvarsler,
  • batara veľká,
  • mravenčík velký,
  • Broget Myretornskade,
  • lepinkäismuura,
  • batarà encaputxat,
  • taraba (południowa),
  • Тараба,
  • オオアリモズ,
  • 大蚁鵙,
  • 大蟻鵙,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Savanna : Dry, Moist ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Moist ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest

Geographic range

Illustration

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