Guianan Streaked-Antwren Myrmotherula surinamensis

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Both this species and its sister-species, the more southerly distributed Amazonian Streaked-Antwren (Myrmotherula multostriata), generally forage in pairs apart from mixed-species flocks, unlike most of the ten species that comprise the ‘streaked antwren’ assemblage, which regularly join such associations. The Guianan Streaked-Antwren ranges across southern Venezuela and the Guianas to northern Brazil; its range lies entirely north and east of the Amazon and Rio Negro, respectively. Throughout this distribution the species prefers areas close to water, including in mangroves in French Guiana, where it can be found inspecting vine tangles and other areas of dense vegetation for small insects and spiders, and is always very active, like most other small antwrens.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Guianan Streaked-Antwren (Myrmotherula surinamensis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: