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Amazonian Streaked Antwren

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MalePhoto by Paludo Xyko Paludo.Alta Floresta, MT, Brazil. April 2018
Photo by Paludo Xyko Paludo.
Alta Floresta, MT, Brazil. April 2018
Myrmotherula multostriata


[edit] Identification

9–10 cm (3½-4 in)

  • Black upperparts streaked with white
  • White underparts streaked with black
  • Black wings with two broad white wing-bars


  • Orange-rufous head and nape with black streaks
  • Ochraceous underparts

[edit] Distribution

South America: found from eastern Colombia to northern Bolivia and Brazil south of River Amazon.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Guianan Streaked Antwren Myrmotherula surinamensis (sensu lato) by some authors[2]

[edit] Habitat

Trees and shrubs near water and at the edge of várzea forest.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

There is little detailed information. Their diet consists of small insects, especially butterfly and moth larvae, and spiders.

[edit] Breeding

Their nest is a small cup or pouch.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2018)

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