Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Ochre-breasted Foliage-gleaner (Anabacerthia lichtensteini)


French: Anabate de Lichtenstein German: Schuppenscheitel-Blattspäher Spanish: Ticotico ocráceo chico

Philydor Lichtensteini

Cabanis and Heine

, 1860,

#R, Brazil


Previously placed in Philydor, but genetic data#R reveal that it belongs in present genus and is sister to A. amaurotis. Monotypic.


SE Brazil (S Bahia, S Goiás and S Mato Grosso do Sul S to Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones).

Descriptive notes

15–17 cm; 18–24 g. The shortest-billed member of genus. Has broad, sharply defined supercilium and weakly defined eyering pale ochraceous, conspicuous postocular... read more


Song a fast, descending series of dry notes.


Tropical lowland evergreen forest and secondary forest; from near sea-level to 800 m.

Food and feeding

Recorded dietary items are Coleoptera (including Curculionidae), spiders, and Lepidoptera. Usually in mixed-species flocks; forages from... read more


No information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to common. In Brazil, common in Iguaçu National Park, fairly common in Tijuca National Park, uncommon in Augusto Ruschi Biological Reserve,... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr (2020). Ochre-breasted Foliage-gleaner (Anabacerthia lichtensteini). 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 25 February 2020).