Amazonian Streaked Antwren
Myrmotherula multostriata

Male Amazonian Streaked Antwren, Thaimaçu, Pará, Brazil, April 2003 - click for larger image Brazil

Amazonian Streaked-Antwren is distributed from eastern Colombia to northern Bolivia and Brazil south of the Amazon river. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in shrubbery near water and at the edge of várzea forest. It is usually in pairs and does not form part of mixed flocks.

Female Amazonian Streaked Antwren, Cristalino, Mato Grosso, Brazil, April 2003 - click for larger image The male is black above streaked with white and white below streaked with black. The wings are black with two broad white wing-bars. The female has a head and nape orange-rufous with black streaks while below is ochraceous. Otherwise it is similar to the male.

This species was separated from Pacific Antwren Myrmotherula pacifica and Guianan Streaked-Antwren Myrmotherula surinamensis in the revue of this Myrmotherula complex by M. L. Isler, P. R. Isler and B. M. Whitney in Auk 116[1]:83-96, 1999.

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