The Guianan Streaked Antwren likes to work as a team when they are incubating.
This is a nest of the Guianan-streaked Antwren (Myrmotherula surinamensis), a small restless bird, one that you can find on a daily basis near the lodges of Kabalebo. This is my second observation of their nesting!
A common bird at Kabalebo. During the mornings and late afternoons very active. You can spot this bird at vine-tangled low bushes (along rivers or forest edges) This year I witnessed the incubation time of this small bird. The nest of the Guianan Streaked Antwren is made from a mix of fine grass, roots and moss. Both male and female were busy with the construction. Making the nest took at least 12 days of their time.
The result: a 'basket' nest, small enough to fit in one's hand. Dangling on a single branch with (sometimes) a leaf above used as cover-up.
29.01.14 - 05.02.14: I found a nest next to the airstrip-edge, 1 meter above the ground. 2 eggs spotted. Both male and female were taking turns.
05.02.14 - 13.02.14: Male and female taking turns during incubation time.
14.02.14: 1 egg hatched.
15.02.14 - 23.02.14: I noticed that the hatchling was 2 cm big. First stage of growing feathers (no color)
24.02.14 - 25.02.14: immature 5 cm big. The head is light brown spotted.
26.02.14 - 27.02.14: juvenile is 8 cm big. Brown color on the head. Visible are white streaks on the wings.
28.02.14: juvenile flew out of the nest into the forest.
During my observation I noticed that both the male and the female were feeding their young.