Order: Passeriformes | Family: Thamnophilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Tambopata, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonian, Brazil
Identification & Behavior:
~8.5 cm (3.3 in)
. The male Amazonian Streaked-Antwren has upperparts and underparts heavily streaked with black and white. The tail is very short and black with a white terminal band. The female has the head and underparts streaked with rufous and black. It forages exclusively on the vegetation that overhand along the edges of creeks and lakes. It is similar to the Stripe-Chested Antwren
and Cherrie’s Antwren
but is distinguished by having a shorter tail, habitat type, and vocalization.
Status: The Amazonian Streaked-Antwren is fairly common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 500 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Hormiguerito-Rayado Amazónico.
Sub-species: Amazonian Streaked-Antwren (Myrmotherula multostriata) P. L. Sclater, 1858.
Meaning of Name: Myrmotherula: Gr. Combination word myrmothera= a genus (Velliot,1916, antpitta) Myrmotherula= diminutive of Myrmothera. multostriata: L. multus= much and striatus= striated.
See more of the Family Thamnophilidae
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2017.