Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Vulnerable

Guianan Streaked Antwren (Myrmotherula surinamensis)


Taxonomy

French: Myrmidon du Suriname German: Guayana-Strichelameisenschlüpfer Spanish: Hormiguerito de Surinam
Taxonomy:

Sitta surinamensis

J. F. Gmelin

, 1788,

Suriname

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Member of the “streaked antwren assemblage” (see M. brachyura). Until recently was treated as conspecific with M. multostriata and M. pacifica, but vocal and plumage characters indicate that all three are separate species#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

S Venezuela (S Delta Amacuro, Bolívar, Amazonas), extreme E Colombia (E Guainía)#R, the Guianas and N Brazil (R Branco and N of Amazon E to Amapá).

Descriptive notes

9–10 cm; 7·5–9 g. Male has crown and upperparts black, streaked white; wing-coverts tipped white, flight-feathers edged white; white interscapular patch... read more

Voice

Loudsong a rattle or trill of unmusical notes, initially rises in intensity and pitch and then... read more

Habitat

Understorey and mid-storey of lowland evergreen-forest edge and shrubby second growth, to 450 m.... read more

Food and feeding

Little published. Feeds mostly on small insects, particularly small lepidopteran larvae, and spiders; stomach contents of Surinam specimens... read more

Breeding

Little known. Four nests in French Guiana in Aug–Oct (previously unpublished data); pair of adults with two fledglings just out of... read more

Movements

Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Uncommon to fairly common throughout most of its range, the bulk of which has minimal infrastructure and has suffered little from development and human... read more

Recommended citation

Zimmer, K., Isler, M.L. & Sharpe, C.J. (2018). Guianan Streaked Antwren (Myrmotherula surinamensis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/56710 on 18 November 2018).