Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thamnophilidae (Antbirds)  
Genus: Myrmotherula (15 species, 25 worldwide)


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Yellow-throated Antwren (Myrmotherula ambigua)
   



Leaden Antwren
Leaden Antwren (Myrmotherula assimilis assimilis) Male
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
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Leaden Antwren
Leaden Antwren (Myrmotherula assimilis assimilis) Female
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


White-flanked Antwren
White-flanked Antwren (Myrmotherula axillaris heterozyga) Male
Puerto Maldonado, Peru  
   
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White-flanked Antwren
White-flanked Antwren (Myrmotherula axillaris albigula) Female
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Generally common. White flank often hidden.

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Plain-winged Antwren (Myrmotherula behni)
   


Plain-winged means unspotted or without wing bars. Male is grey with a black chest and female is cream/rufous similar to [White-flanked Antwren] female.

Pygmy Antwren
Pygmy Antwren (Myrmotherula brachyura)
Amacayacu National Park, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Very similar to the [Moustached Antwren] but with a thinner malar stripe.

Cherrie's Antwren
Cherrie's Antwren (Myrmotherula cherriei) Male
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   
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Cherrie's Antwren
Cherrie's Antwren (Myrmotherula cherriei) Female
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Eating stick bug.

Moustached Antwren
Moustached Antwren (Myrmotherula ignota ignota) Male
Panama Rainforest Discover Center, Colón province, Panama  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Very similar to the [Pygmy Antwren] but with a thicker malar stripe, and smaller (ProAves). The Moustached Antwren is also found in the Pacific coast lowlands, unlike the Pygmy Antwren.

Stripe-chested Antwren
Stripe-chested Antwren (Myrmotherula longicauda) Male
Manu National Park, Peru  
   
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Stripe-chested Antwren
Stripe-chested Antwren (Myrmotherula longicauda) Female
Manu National Park, Peru  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Long-winged Antwren
Long-winged Antwren (Myrmotherula longipennis) Male and Female
Brazil  
   
Photograph by Philip Stouffer   © All Rights Reserved.


Grey Antwren
Grey Antwren (Myrmotherula menetriesii)
Venezuela  
   
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Grey Antwren
Grey Antwren (Myrmotherula menetriesii) Female
Brazil  
   
Photograph by Philip Stouffer   © All Rights Reserved.

A typical antwren that can be found in fragments of secondary forest. Male has pale throat except in southeast Peru, south Brazil and Bolivia where the throat is black.

Amazonian Streaked Antwren
Amazonian Streaked Antwren (Myrmotherula multostriata) Male
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Amazonian Streaked Antwren
Amazonian Streaked Antwren (Myrmotherula multostriata) Female
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Pacific Antwren
Pacific Antwren (Myrmotherula pacifica) Male
Farallones National Park, Colombia  
   
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Pacific Antwren
Pacific Antwren (Myrmotherula pacifica) Female
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Slaty Antwren
Slaty Antwren (Myrmotherula schisticolor schisticolor) Male
Minga Ecolodge, Cali, Colombia  
   
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Slaty Antwren
Slaty Antwren (Myrmotherula schisticolor schisticolor) Female
Minga Ecolodge, Cali, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Found between 1000m and 2000m.

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Rio Suno Antwren (Myrmotherula sunensis)
   



Guianan Streaked Antwren
Guianan Streaked Antwren (Myrmotherula surinamensis) Male Vulnerable
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Guianan Streaked Antwren
Guianan Streaked Antwren (Myrmotherula surinamensis) Female Vulnerable
Venezuela  
   
Photograph by David Ascanio - www.abtbirds.com   © All Rights Reserved.

Male very similar to [Amazonian Streaked Antwren], while female is darker. Species possibly overlap in east Colombia (Inirida).


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