Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Guttulate Foliage-gleaner (Syndactyla guttulata)


Taxonomy

French: Anabate à gouttelettes German: Zimtbrauen-Blattspäher Spanish: Ticotico goteado
Taxonomy:

Anabazenops guttulatus

P. L. Sclater

, 1858,

near Caracas, Venezuela

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Sister to S. ucalayae and S. striata#R. Identity of population in Sierra de San Luis (Falcón) uncertain, thought to belong with nominate race. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • S. g. guttulata (P. L. Sclater, 1858) – N Venezuela in C Falcón (Sierra de San Luis) and Coastal Range (Yaracuy, Carabobo E to Distrito Federal, S Aragua).
  • S. g. pallida J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1944 – mountains of NE Venezuela (NE Anzoátegui, Sucre, N Monagas).
  • Descriptive notes

    17–19 cm; 34–38 g. Dark and heavily streaked furnariid with laterally compressed wedge-shaped bill (more so than congeners). Has faint supercilium dull ochra­... read more

    Voice

    Song a harsh, accelerating “cjak, cjak, czak czak-zak-zak-zak-za-za-za”, sometimes followed by a... read more

    Habitat

    Montane evergreen forest and secondary forest; 900–2100 m.

    Food and feeding

    Arthropods. Forages singly or in pairs, often in mixed-species flocks; occasionally follows army ants. In understorey, rarely to mid-storey... read more

    Breeding

    Presumably monogamous. A nest thought to have been of this species was in cavity in wall, filled with twigs, with entrance at bottom. No... read more

    Movements

    Resident.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Caripe-Paria Region EBA and Cordillera de la Costa Central EBA. Uncommon to locally fairly common, and has small... read more

    Recommended citation

    Remsen, J.V., Jr (2019). Guttulate Foliage-gleaner (Syndactyla guttulata). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/56543 on 19 August 2019).