White-streaked Antvireo (Dysithamnus leucostictus)

emaleOrder: Passeriformes | Family: Thamnophilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Wildsumaco, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Wildsumaco, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Putumayo, Colombia

Identification & Behavior: ~12.5 cm (5 in). The male White-streaked Antvireo is slaty-gray with poorly defined white wing bars.  The female has a rufous-brown back and a rufous cap. The sides of the head and underparts are gray streaked with white. It forages in the understory and mid-story of humid montane forest often in the company of mixed species flocks. The male is similar to the male Bicolored Antvireo but distinguished by being slaty gray with poorly defined white wing bars. The female has white streaks on the underparts.

Status: The White-streaked Antvireo is known only from a small area in extreme northern Peru, where it is uncommon at elevations ranging between 1350-1850 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Batarito Rayado de Blanco.

Sub-species: White-streaked Antvireo (Dysithamnus leucostictus leucostictus), P. L. Sclater, 1858.

Meaning of Name: Dysithamnus: Gr. Duo= to plunge and thamnos= bush. leucostictus: Gr. Leukos= white and stiktos= spotted. Leukostiktos= white-speckled, white-spotted.

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Distribution Mapwhite-streaked antvireo