Striated Antbird (Drymophila devillei)
(aka Xingu Antbird Drymophila subochracea)

Brazilian name: trovoada-listrada

Striated Antbird, Cristalino, Mato Grosso, Brazil, December 2006 - click for larger image Cristalino, Mato Grosso, Brazil
December 2006

The Striated Antbird is distributed in the Amazon Basin, mainly in the south though there are populations in south central Colombia and along the Solimões.

It is a bamboo specialist and is only found in stands of guadua bamboo.

This photo shows the sub-species D. d. subochracea which is found to the east of the Madeira river and is more rufous-buff on the underparts than the nominate sub-species found to the west of the Madeira. It is thought that this might be afforded species status with the English name Xingu Antbird but, at the time of writing (March 2007), most authorities still include it as a sub-species of Striated Antbird.

There is also a subtle difference in vocalisation between the two sub-species which you can hear on xeno-canto.

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