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Striated Antthrush - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Noble Antthrush

Chamaeza nobilis


22.5 cm.

  • Dark rufescent brown crown
  • White or buff lores
  • White postocular streak
  • White spot on side of neck between auriculars and wing
  • Dark rufescent brown to brown back, rump and wings
  • Dark olive-brown tail with black subterminal band and narrow white tip
  • White underparts heavily scalloped black (except centre of belly)
  • rubida with a smaller white patch on side of neck
  • fulvipectus with rich yellow-ochre breast

Sexes similar, juveniles not described.


Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
Uncommon and difficulte to locate as it tends to be quiet for several weeks at a time.


Three subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • C. n. rubida :
  • C. n. nobilis:
  • C. n. fulvipectus:
  • North-central Amazonian Brazil (left bank of Tapajós near Santarém, Pará)

Birds from east-central Amazonian Brazil (River Purus east to River Madeira) are not yet assigned to a subspecies.


Moist lowland forests, especially terra firme forest with sparse undergrowth. Occurs in the lowlands up to 700m, occasionally higher.



Not known.
Forages singly or in pairs, walking slowly on the forest floor.


Fledged birds recorded in mid-June in Colombia. Only one nest described which was in a cavity 3m above the ground in a tree. It contained a singe chick.


Presumably a sedentary species.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Jan 2018)

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