stripe chested antwren birds
stripe chested antwren birds

Stripe chested Antwren

Myrmotherula longicauda

Stripe chested Antwren belongs to the Thamnophilidae family. Small, streaky antbird of humid forest along the east slope of the Andes; also found in lowlands away from the mountains in a few areas. Male is boldly striped with black and white. Female is black and tan with a similar stripy pattern but has plainer underparts. Inhabits dense vegetation at forest edge or overgrown clearings. Song is an excited series of doubled notes: “hiccup, hiccup, hiccup…” You can find it in our tours in the Manu National Park.

Source: ebird

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo