French: Grisin à dos rayé German: Strichelrücken-Ameisenfänger Spanish: Hormiguero estriado
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
M. s. strigilatus
(Wied, 1831) – NE Brazil (extreme E Piauí, C Ceará and Rio Grande do Norte S to N Minas Gerais).
M. s. suspicax
Wetmore, 1922 – SE Bolivia (Santa Cruz S to Tarija), adjacent Brazil (extreme SW Mato Grosso, W Mato Grosso do Sul), W Paraguay (W of R Paraguay) and N Argentina (W of R Paraná, S to Santiago del Estero and Santa Fe).
15–16 cm; 23–26 g. Male has white supercilium, dark line through eye; crown to back rufous, streaked black, outer scapulars edged white, rump and uppertail-... read more
Loudsong of male brief (e.g. 0·8 seconds), a short, somewhat rough note followed after an... read more
Ground and understorey of deciduous Chaco and caatinga woodlands and scrub, to 1100 m.... read more
Food and feeding
Little published. Feeds on insects, possibly also other arthropods. Pairs or individuals forage mostly on the ground beneath dense... read more
Little known. Single nest described from Argentina (Santiago del Estero), an open cup 4 cm deep, with inside diameter 9 cm, external... read more
Presumed resident in both parts of range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common throughout most of its disjunct Chaco and caatinga ranges. Although species is under no immediate threat, there are relatively... read more
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