Striated Antthrush Chamaeza nobilis

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Formicariidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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  • © Stephen Davies

Also sometimes known as the Noble Antthrush, the Striated Antthrush is the sole representative of the genus Chamaeza to occur in Amazonia, where it is largely restricted to the western half of the basin. Here, it prefers terra firme forest below 1000 m, and like congenerics can be difficult to observe, especially without employing playback of the species’ ‘hooting’ vocalizations. The plumage is principally warm brown over the bird’s upperparts, relieved only by a white supercilium and line on the lower neck, whereas the underparts are largely whitish, albeit heavily streaked with blackish. Although the Striated Antthrush’s behavior is undoubtedly similar to those of its congenerics, very little has to date been published concerning the species’ ecology. Three subspecies are generally recognized, of which that in the easternmost section of the species’ range deserves additional taxonomic study.

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© Ted Parker

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

Recommended Citation

Striated Antthrush (Chamaeza nobilis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: