Working together for a family; Guianan-Streaked Antwrens.
Guianan-Streaked Antwrens, one of the most common antbirds I have seen in Kabalebo, Suriname. They are active near the edges of dense vegetations and when it is breeding season for the birds, they are actually one of the few antbirds you can see quite active.
A couple of times I was even able to observe a couple of their nests (keeping in mind to not disturb them too much). Also seeing them as a couple is also quite common and I was also able to photograph them collecting nestmaterials.
And finally, I was also able to see them both hard at work. Both took turns to collect nestmaterials and to build the nest too. They also picked a great spot. It was close to the airstrip edge but at least 2 meters into the bushes. You could barely see them, it was only the movements of the leaves that caught my attention.
I had to wait each time a couple of minutes before one of them would return and continue with the process. It was amazing. Both used their beak as a needle to pull the string through. Like they were sewing their nest.
To see how long it takes; the incubation and raising the nestlings. You can read about it in my previous articles;