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The Striated Antbird (Drymophila devillei) is a species of bird in the Thamnophilidae family, the antbirds.

Distribution / Range

It is found in the southwestern Amazon Basin of Peru, Bolivia and Brazil; a smaller range is in northern Ecuador and southern Colombia. This bird species inhabits subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Range in Amazon South America

The Striated Antbird has one large continuous range in the Amazon Basin’s southwest as well as the south-central area in the countries of southeastern Peru, northwestern Bolivia and Brazil. The range is bifurcated in Bolivia, with the northwestern birds in the headwater river basins of the Madeira River of Brazil’s Amazonas state, and the eastern Bolivian birds in the headwaters of the Guapore River, the Bolivian-Brazilian border river flowing westward into the Madeira. An extension of the western Bolivian range reaches southeastward into central Bolivia.

A disjunct population of the Striated Antbird, is in a strip, 100km wide by 400km in northern Ecuador, and extreme southwestern Colombia.

The southern tributary rivers to the Amazon that are in the species’ range are the Madeira River and the Purus and Jurua Rivers to the west. The eastward limit of the range is the Tapajós and its headwaters bordering the Cerrado’s northwest limits.

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