Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Chestnut-winged Hookbill (Ancistrops strigilatus)


French: Anabate à bec crochu German: Hakenschnabel-Blattspäher Spanish: Ticotico picogancho

Thamnophilus strigilatus


, 1825,

no locality given = Rio Solimões, Brazil


Proposed race cognitus, from lower R Tapajós (Brazil), described as more ochraceous and paler above, more buffy below, particularly throat (which has fewer dusky spots), and with supercilium more buff; these characters, however, bridged by individual variation in series from farther W. Monotypic.


SE Colombia (S from S Meta and W Vaupés), E Ecuador, E Peru, Amazonian Brazil (mostly S of R Amazon but recorded in Jaú National Park#R, E to lower R Tapajós) and N Bolivia (Pando, La Paz).

Descriptive notes

17–18 cm; 30–39 g. Rather distinctive furnariid, with strongly hooked bill like that of an antshrike (Thamnophilus). Has broad whitish to buff... read more


Song a fast, ascending trill that increases in loudness as it levels off in pitch, then ends... read more


Tropical lowland evergreen forest, mostly terra firme, locally in várzea; mostly... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods. Forages singly or in pairs, usually in mixed-species flocks. Moves slowly along large branches and within dense vine tangles,... read more


No information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common. Occurs in many protected areas, including Amacayacu National Park, in Colombia, Cuyabeno Reserve, in Ecuador, Manu... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr (2019). Chestnut-winged Hookbill (Ancistrops strigilatus). 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).