French: Anabate à gorge fauve German: Fahlkehl-Baumspäher Spanish: Ticotico gorjiclaro
Subspecies and Distribution
A. o. cervinigularis
(P. L. Sclater, 1857) – Western Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner – Caribbean lowlands of S Mexico (Veracruz, N & NE Oaxaca and S from S Quintana Roo), N Guatemala and W Belize.
A. o. hypophaeus
Ridgway, 1909 – Honduras S to NW Panama.
A. o. exsertus
Bangs, 1901 – Pacific slope of SW Costa Rica and W Panama (Chiriquí, Veraguas).
A. o. pallidigularis
Lawrence, 1862 – E Panama, N & W Colombia (E to Magdalena Valley in N) and NW Ecuador (S to W Guayas and Los Ríos).
A. o. turdinus
(Pelzeln, 1859) – SE Colombia (S from W Meta and Vaupés), S Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolívar) and the Guianas S to E Ecuador, NE Peru and N Brazil (N of R Amazon).
A. o. ochrolaemus
(Tschudi, 1844) – Eastern Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner – S of R Amazon, from E Peru and W Brazil (E to left bank of R Purus) S to C Bolivia (W Pando S to NW Santa Cruz).
A. o. auricularis
J. T. Zimmer, 1935 – C Brazil (from right bank of R Purus E to E Pará) S to NE Bolivia (E Pando, NE Santa Cruz).
18–19 cm; 30–46 g. Fairly large, rather plain foliage-gleaner. Nominate race dark brownish face with faint flammulations on auriculars, bold buff eyering;... read more
Song in South America a descending series of nasal notes, “kee-kee-krr-krr”, “jee... read more
Tropical lowland evergreen forest, tall second growth and coffee plantations in Middle America; in... read more
Food and feeding
Diet primarily Orthoptera, Coleoptera, spiders, and Heteroptera; Dermaptera, ants, small frogs and small lizards (Anolis limifrons... read more
Season Feb–May in Costa Rica, eggs Mar–May. Monogamous. Nest a broad, shallow cup of a single type of plant fibre (usually... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to fairly common in most of its range. Density estimated to be 3–4 birds/km2 at two sites in French Guiana. Present in fragmented... read more
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