Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Large Pale-browed Treehunter (Cichlocolaptes leucophrus)


French: Anabate à sourcils blancs German: Zimtschwanz-Blattspäher Spanish: Ticotico cejipálido grande

Anabates leucophrus

Jardine and Selby

, 1830,

Brazil = Serra do Imbé


Hitherto treated as conspecific with C. holti (see below). Species name commonly misspelt “leucophrys”. Type locality recently restricted to Serra do Imbé, in N Rio de Janeiro#R. Monotypic.


SE Brazil (S Bahia S to Rio de Janeiro).

Descriptive notes

18–23 cm. Heavily striped, dagger-billed furnariid reminiscent of some woodcreepers in plumage pattern and shape. Has buffish-white supercilium extending posteriorly to... read more


Song loud, ringing “reep” notes, variable in number, sometimes interspersed with fast... read more


Tropical lowland and montane evergreen forest; from near sea-level to 1500 m.

Food and feeding

Arthropods. Forages, perhaps usually in mixed-species flocks, from understorey to subcanopy. Moves along larger limbs and branches, often... read more


No information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Lowlands EBA. Rare to locally fairly common, with records from three Important... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). Large Pale-browed Treehunter (Cichlocolaptes leucophrus). 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 22 January 2020).