Spot-tailed Antwren (Herpsilochmus sticturus)

Spot-tailed Antwren

Spot-tailed Antwren (Herpsilochmus sticturus)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Thamnophilidae | [latin] Herpsilochmus sticturus | [UK] Spot-tailed Antwren | [FR] Fourmilier nain a queue tachet | [DE] Fleckenschwanz-Ameisenfanger | [ES] Tiluchi Colipunteado | [NL] Vlekstaartmiersluiper


Monotypic species

Physical charateristics

In the male crown, eye streak are black. Wings and tail also black, with the wing feathers white tipped looking like a bar. Rest of the body is grey with belly and throat white. The female has a buffy stripes in the crown and an olive brown chest.

Listen to the sound of Spot-tailed Antwren

[audio: Antwren.mp3]

Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto

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South America : Venezuela, the Guianas, Northeast Brazil


Canopy and subcanopy of humid evergreen (seasonally flooded) forest, often near water.


No data.

Feeding habits

Forages for insects 10-15 meters above ground. Joins others species while hopping along branches perch gleaning prey.


This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Spot-tailed Antwren status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Spot-tailed Antwren distribution range map

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