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Photo by Aralcal
Aralcal, Manizales, Colombia, January 2011
Thamnophilus multistriatus


15–16·5 cm

  • Crest
  • Yellow iris


  • Black and white barring overall


Photo by Aralcal
Aralcal, Manizales, Colombia, January 2011

South America: found in Colombia and Venezuela.



There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • T. m. brachyurus:
  • Western Colombia in Western Andes and western slope of Central Andes
  • T. m. selvae:
  • Western slope of western Andes of Colombia (upper Río San Juan)
  • T. m. multistriatus:
  • Colombia (eastern slope of Central Andes and western slope of eastern and southern Andes)
  • T. m. oecotonophilus:


Pre-montane tropical forest, dry forest borders and coffee forest. From understorey to canopy.



Not a lot of information available; they are thought to eat insects and possibly fruits.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015)

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