Klage's Antwren (Myrmotherula klagesi)
Klage's Antwren, Anavilhanas, Amazonas, Brazil, July 2001 - click for larger image Anavilhanas Archipelago, Amazonas, Brazil
July 2001

Klage's Antwren is a Brazilian endemic and is classified as Near Threatened by Birdlife International.

It was rediscovered in 1990 in the Anavilhanas Archipelago having been known previously only from a few specimens collected near Santarém.

It is a frustrating little bird because it has a very distinctive song which you hear all the time in the Anavilhanas but it is remarkably difficult to see (and even more difficult to photograph!)

It is heavily streaked both above and below and has two white wing-bars. The female has some buffy streaking.

Mr. Klages was a collecter who worked in Venezuela and Brazil in the early part of the 20th century.

I am not aware of any illustrations of this bird.

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