stripe chested antwren birds
stripe chested antwren birds

Stripe chested Antwren

Myrmotherula longicauda

The Stripe chested Antwren is a small, streaked antbird found in humid forests along the eastern slopes of the Andes, as well as in a few lowland areas. The male has black and white stripes, while the female is black and tan with a similar striped pattern but with plainer underparts. They live in dense vegetation at forest edges or overgrown clearings. Their song is an excited series of doubled notes that sounds like “hiccup, hiccup, hiccup…” This bird species can be observed during our tours in the Manu National Park.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo