Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Least Concern

Striated Antbird (Drymophila devillei)


French: Grisin de Deville German: Weißbauch-Ameisenfänger Spanish: Tiluchí estriado occidental

Formicivora devillei

Ménégaux and Hellmayr

, 1906,

north-east Peru; error = Cuzco, south-east Peru


May be closest to D. caudata (with D. klagesi and D. hellmayri). Genetic study#R suggesting differentiation between populations W & E of R Madeira, combined with recent field observations#R, implies that more than one species is involved, but vocal#R and other differences are here considered minimal and unconvincing. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • D. d. devillei (Ménégaux & Hellmayr, 1906) – SC Colombia (W Meta#R, Nariño, W Putumayo), NE Ecuador (Napo), SE Peru (Ucayali, E Cuzco, Madre de Dios), SW Amazonian Brazil (W of R Madeira in W Amazonas and Acre) and NW & C Bolivia (Pando, La Paz, Cochabamba).
  • D. d. subochracea Chapman, 1921 – SC Amazonian Brazil (E of R Madeira and R Mamoré in E Amazonas, Rondônia, W & N Mato Grosso and W Pará) and NE Bolivia (NE Santa Cruz).
  • Descriptive notes

    13–14 cm; 10–12 g. Male has crown and anterior upperparts black, streaked white, white interscapular patch, rump deep rufous; wings black, flight-feathers edged... read more


    Male loudsong a moderately long series (e.g. 17 notes, 3 seconds), 2 weak introductory notes... read more


    Understorey and mid-storey of thickets of Guadua bamboo in lowland and foothill evergreen... read more

    Food and feeding

    Feeds on various insects, particularly lepidopteran larvae; probably also on spiders. Closely associated pair-members, individuals, or... read more


    Little known. Female seen to enter apparently domed nest in bamboo; in Brazil, territory size at Cachoeira Nazaré (Rondônia) estimated at 0... read more


    None recorded; presumed resident.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common within its patchy range. Nominate race fairly common to common in some large protected areas in S portion of range, e.g. Manu... read more

    Recommended citation

    Zimmer, K. & Isler, M.L. (2020). Striated Antbird (Drymophila devillei). 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 on 24 February 2020).