Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Para Foliage-gleaner (Automolus paraensis)


French: Anabate du Para German: Dunkelbaumspäher Spanish: Ticotico de Pará

Automolus sclateri paraensis

E. J. O. Hartert

, 1902,

Benevides, near Belém, Brazil


Until recently considered conspecific with A. infuscatus, but differs in its black-streaked olive vs dull rufous crown (2) and very distinct song#R, being a short series of 4–10 well-spaced raspy notes all at same pitch vs a liquid descending rattle, hence with much longer note length (3) and much slower pace (3). Monotypic.


NC Brazil (from right bank of R Madeira E to Maranhão, S to Rondônia and N Mato Grosso).

Descriptive notes

18–19 cm; 32–41 g. Morphologically very similar to other members of the A. infuscatus species complex (see Taxonomy). Compared to latter, adult tends to have crown... read more


Song differs from all other members of A. infuscatus in being much slower, typically of 4–... read more


Tropical lowland evergreen forest, mainly terra firme and transitional forest, locally in... read more

Food and feeding

No known differences from A. infuscatus. Diet primarily Orthoptera, Coleoptera, spiders; Heteroptera, Lepidoptera larvae and pupae... read more


In breeding condition in Rondônia in Feb and Jun, and in Pará in Jan, with eggs in last-named state in mid Feb. Nest a broad, shallow cup... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common to fairly common in most of its range. Occurs in numerous protected areas, e.g. Pau‑Rosa National Forest (Amazonas),... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2019). Para Foliage-gleaner (Automolus paraensis). 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).