Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Bolivian Recurvebill (Syndactyla striata)


French: Anabate de Bolivie German: Ockerstrichel-Blattspäher Spanish: Ticotico picolezna boliviano

Anachilus striatus


, 1935,

Santa Ana, 2200 feet [670 m], Río Coroico, La Paz, Bolivia


See S. ucayalae. Monotypic.


Andean foothills of SE Peru (Puno)#R and W & C Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz).

Descriptive notes

19–20 cm; 37·5–48·5 g. Fairly large, dark rufous furnariid with streaking both above and below. Has face mostly grizzled and flammulated brownish... read more


Song a harsh, staccato, rattling, ascending series that levels in pitch and then ends abruptly, c.... read more


Humid foothill and lower montane forest; 650–1700 m. Not a bamboo obligate, but found at... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods. Regularly in mixed-species flocks, foraging mainly in dense undergrowth, occasionally ranging into subcanopy. Gleans, pecks and... read more


No information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Bolivian and Peruvian Lower Yungas EBA. Previously known from a few specimens and thought to be... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr & Sharpe, C.J. (2020). Bolivian Recurvebill (Syndactyla striata). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 25 January 2020).