Pygmy Antwren

The Pygmy Antwren is a bird of the entire Amazon Basin, the Guianan region, and the southeast Orinoco River Basin in Venezuela; besides northern Brazil, it occurs in Amazonian Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.

The Pygmy Antwren is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Antwren) Myrmotherula ignota from Pygmy Antwren has been proposed and is currently recognized by the Clements Checklist but not by Howard & Moore; Moustached Antwren would include Short-billed Antwren Myrmotherula obscura as a subspecies. Habitat - Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and heavily degraded former forest. Behaviour - References - 1. Clements, JF. More

The Pygmy Antwren (Myrmotherula brachyura) is a species of bird in the Thamnophilidae family, the antbirds. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and heavily degraded former forest. More

This Pygmy Antwren is one of more than 40 species of antbirds possible at Explornapo Lodge. Photo: Gary Rosenberg The Iquitos region of northeastern Peru has a wonderfully rich Amazonian avifauna, and more than 550 species have been recorded on our tour’s route. More

Silvered Antbird, Dot-winged Antwren, Pygmy Antwren, Great Antshrike, Bamboo Antshrike, Barred Antshrike, Red-billed Scythebill, Cactus Canastero, Creamy-crested Spinetail, Bar-breasted Piculet, Thick-billed Miner, Paradise Jacamar, Chestnut Jacamar, Black-eared Fairy, Emerald-bellied Puffleg, Booted Racket-tail, White-necked Jacobin, Rufous-vented White-tip, Bar-winged Wood-wren, Peruvian Shear-tail, Lyre-tailed Nightjar, Blue-headed Macaw, Sunbittern, Orange-breasted Falcon, Hoatzin, Fasciated and Rufescent Tiger Herons, Black-capped and White-throated Tinamous, Speckle-faced Parrot, White-capped Tanager (the best of a brilliant bunch!) 43 Antonio Salvadori More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Thamnophilidae
Genus : Myrmotherula
Species : brachyura
Authority : (Hermann, 1783)