Order: Passeriformes | Family: Thamnophilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Madre de Dios Region
Age: Adult | Sex: Female? | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Los Amigos, Madre de Dios
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Rondonia, Brazil
Identification & Behavior:
~14 cm (5.5 in)
. The male Striated Antbird has a heavily streaked black and white head, mantle, and breast. The wing coverts are black with two white wing bars. The sides of the belly and rump are rufous. The female is similar but the black streaking is finer and has buffy instead of white. Both sexes have a heavily graduated tail with feathers tipped with large dots. It forages in the understory of the forest and is largely associated with stands of Guadua
bamboo. It is similar to the Peruvian Warbling-Antbird
but is distinguished by heavy black and white streaking and a long tail. The very similar and closely related Streak-headed Antbird
ranges at higher elevations and has different vocalizations.
Status: The Striated Antbird is fairly common largely in Madre de Dios and Ucayali where it is known to range up to 1300 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Hormiguero Estriado.
Sub-species: Striated Antbird (Drymophila devillei devillei), (Ménégaux and Hellmayr), 1906.
Meaning of Name: Drymophila: Gr. Drumos= wood, copse and philos= lover. devillei: In honor of Émile Deville (1824-1853) French naturalist, taxidermist, collector in Brazil and Peru 1842-1847.
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.