Amazonian Streaked-Antwren (Myrmotherula multostriata)

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.

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Distribution Mapamazonian streaked antwren