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Streak-headed antbird (Drymophila striaticeps) PN Yanachaga Chemillén - San Alberto, Pasco, Peru. Mar 16, 2020 Drymophila striaticeps,Geotagged,Peru,Streak-headed antbird,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Streak-headed antbird (Drymophila striaticeps)

PN Yanachaga Chemillén - San Alberto, Pasco, Peru. Mar 16, 2020

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  1. Most antbirds are found in lowland forests, with some Amazonian sites having as many as 50 species! At the other end of the spectrum, this is one of the highest ranging members of the family in Peru, seen here at 2700 masl, in its favorite habitat: dense Chusque bamboo thickets. Posted one month ago
  2. I was giggling at the common name and googling to find out why it is called the "steak-headed" antbird until I realized it was a typo, lol. It looks nothing like a steak. "Streak" makes so much more sense. Posted one month ago
    1. PS - I changed it on the species record, but you can change the title on the photo ;). Posted one month ago
      1. Ahahah that's hilarious! I just changed it to the less funny, but accurate name, thanks for spotting that! Posted one month ago
        1. It definitely made me laugh, lol. Posted one month ago
  3. Beautiful, like 2 birds in one. The scene also reminds me of the pain of photographing similar species, hopping around in dark low bushes, us trying to predict which branch it lands on next. Posted one month ago
    1. Oof tell me about it! It was funny, I had spent 10 minutes a few hundred meters lower down, in another patch of bamboo, playing hide and seek with another individual that sang a lot but never showed itself. And then a half hour later this one appeared while I was watching monkeys. It was actually very friendly, foraging within a few meters of me for several minutes and giving excellent views, but never staying in place for more than in a second, and that was the best shot I got... Posted one month ago
      1. I'm sure you have infinitely more experience with this, yet good to hear our experience was typical. Also, nature presenting itself beautifully when you were not trying is also something of regular occurrence, just like the opposite situation :) Posted one month ago
        1. Haha yes when it comes to antbirds, not a single one of them is really easy, that's part of the fun! And of course can;t agree more with your second sentence :) Posted one month ago

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The streak-headed antbird is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is found in humid highland forests, especially near bamboo, ranging through the Andes from Bolivia to Colombia. This 15 cm bird is found at higher elevations. It was previously considered conspecific with the long-tailed antbird.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Apr 8, 2020. Captured Mar 16, 2020 09:34 in Palcazu, 19320, Peru.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/8.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO4000
  • 560mm