French: Anabate à couronne rousse German: Rostkappen-Baumspäher Spanish: Ticotico coronicastaño
Subspecies and Distribution
A. r. consobrinus
(P. L. Sclater, 1870) – N & W Amazonia in E Colombia (along base of E Andes S from Arauca, in lowlands S from Meta), S Venezuela (W Barinas S along base of Andes, also NW Bolívar, Amazonas) and the Guianas S to E Ecuador, E Peru, W & NC Brazil (E to R Juruá) and NW Bolivia (S to Cochabamba).
A. r. rufipileatus
(Pelzeln, 1859) – Brazil S of R Amazon (R Purus E to NW Maranhão).
18–19 cm; 31–38 g. A rather uniformly rufescent Automolus. Has face mostly rufescent brown, trace of pale shaft streaks on auriculars; crown rather dark... read more
Song a series of low, short, fast, staccato, almost trilled, complaining notes, “kee-ee-ee-rr... read more
Riverine and várzea forest, especially in or near thickets of Gynerium cane or... read more
Food and feeding
Diet primarily Orthoptera, Coleoptera, and spiders; Heteroptera and small tree-frogs also recorded. Usually forages in pairs, regularly to... read more
Two males in breeding condition in Feb in Venezuela (Amazonas). Nest not described; territory size in SE Peru c. 2–3 ha. No other... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Restriction to linear habitat, namely riverine areas, naturally limits its global population. Occurs in several protected... read more
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