The Guianan Streaked Antwren likes to work as a team when they are incubating.
Guianan-streaked Antwrens (Myrmotherula surinamensis) are small agile antbirds. Reaching a length of almost 10 cm, they are one of the smallest too, making it also difficult to spot them immediately while foraging.
They consider dense habitats on a lower level as their territory where they are looking for insects to devour. Most of the time they only give you barely seconds to see them in full.
Here you see the male Guianan-streaked Antwren. He is recognizable by the black and white streaks covered on his entire body. When you spot a male antwren be sure to spot the female too as they like to forage as a couple.
And yes they do. Here you see the female antwren. Also covered with the black and white streaks but only her head and belly is also covered with a cinnamon brown color. She was looking for some tiny insects between the pineapple plants, catching here and there some little spiders too along the way.
During breeding season, both male and female will help collect and build a nest (a small pouch shape nest with an opening on top which is well covered by some leaves above). The female will usually lay 2 eggs and both will take turns to sit in the nest until the eggs had hatched. After hatching both parents also take care of the young until they are ready to fly out.
Talking about teamwork.
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