Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Chestnut-winged Foliage-gleaner (Philydor erythropterum)


French: Anabate à ailes rousses German: Kastanienflügel-Blattspäher Spanish: Ticotico alicastaño

Anabates erythropterus

P. L. Sclater

, 1856,



Sister to P. rufum; some genetic studies#R#R suggest that the two are sister to genus Ancistrops. Race diluviale may represent E extreme of clinal variation of nominate; more thorough analysis required. Species name often spelt erythropterus, but must agree with neuter gender of genus. Two subspecies tentatively recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • P. e. erythropterum (P. L. Sclater, 1856) – S Venezuela (E Amazonas, S Bolívar), SE Colombia (S from W Meta), E Ecuador, E Peru, Brazil S of R Amazon (W Amazonas E to R Madeira) and NE Bolivia (S to La Paz and N Beni).
  • P. e. diluviale Griscom & Greenway, 1937 – E Brazil (C Pará, W Maranhão).
  • Descriptive notes

    17–19 cm; 28–36 g. Slightly larger-billed than congeners and with more contrast between wings and back. Has indistinct tawny supercilium from near bill base,... read more


    Song a fast, buzzy, slightly accelerating, quavering or slightly descending trill, duration 2... read more


    Tropical lowland evergreen forest and flooded forest; mostly terra firme and transitional... read more

    Food and feeding

    Arthropods. Usually in pairs, almost always in mixed-species flocks, from mid-storey to canopy. Acrobatically gleans and pulls food items... read more


    No information.



    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Density estimated at 4–5/km2 in transitional forest in SE Peru. Occurs in several protected areas, including... read more

    Recommended citation

    Remsen, J.V., Jr (2019). Chestnut-winged Foliage-gleaner (Philydor erythropterum). 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 8 December 2019).