French: Anabate rubigineux German: Zimtkehl-Baumspäher Spanish: Ticotico castaño
P. L. Sclater
Córdoba, Veracruz, southern Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
C. r. guerrerensis
(Salvin & Godman, 1891) – SW Mexico (Guerrero, W Oaxaca).
C. r. rubiginosus
(P. L. Sclater, 1857) – Rusty Foliage-gleaner – mountains of E Mexico (SE San Luis Potosí, E Hidalgo, W Veracruz, E Puebla, N & NE Oaxaca).
C. r. veraepacis
(Salvin & Godman, 1891) – mountains from S Mexico (E Oaxaca, Chiapas) and Guatemala E to N Nicaragua.
C. r. fumosus
(Salvin & Godman, 1891) – mountains of extreme SW Costa Rica and W Panama (Chiriquí, W San Blas).
C. r. saturatus
(Chapman, 1915) – highlands of extreme E Panama (Panamá Province, Darién) and NW Colombia (Antioquia).
C. r. nigricauda
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1898) – Black-tailed Foliage-gleaner – W Colombia (Baudo Mts, and foothills of W Andes) S to W Ecuador (S to El Oro) and narrowly to N Peru (Tumbes).
C. r. sasaimae
(Meyer de Schauensee, 1947) – E Andes of Colombia (W slope in Boyacá and Cundinamarca).
C. r. cinnamomeigula
(Hellmayr, 1905) – Cinnamon-throated Foliage-gleaner – SW Venezuela (W Apure) and foothills of E Colombian Andes (Meta).
C. r. venezuelanus
(J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1947) – tepui region of S Venezuela (Bolívar, Amazonas) and adjacent Brazil.
C. r. obscurus
(Pelzeln, 1859) – Dusky Foliage-gleaner – the Guianas and NE Brazil N of R Amazon.
C. r. caquetae
(Meyer de Schauensee, 1947) – foothills of E Andes in S Colombia (Nariño, Caquetá, Putumayo) and NE Ecuador (Sucumbíos).
C. r. brunnescens
(Berlioz, 1927) – foothills from E Ecuador (S from Napo) S to NE Peru (Amazonas).
C. r. watkinsi
(Hellmayr, 1912) – Watkins's Foliage-gleaner – Andean foothills from N Peru (San Martín) S to N Bolivia (La Paz), also extreme SW Brazil (Acre).
17–20 cm; 39–52 g, obscurus 23–35 g. Nominate race has dark reddish-brown face, faint paler flammulations on ear-coverts, lores duller, slightly... read more
Call (possibly song) in Mexico a two-noted, nasal “yeh-énk, yeh-énk”,... read more
Montane and tropical lowland evergreen forest; primarily hilly and lower montane tropical forest in... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded dietary items are Orthoptera (including Tettigoniidae), cockroaches (Blattodea), Coleoptera, spiders, also small frogs and lizards... read more
Eggs in mid May in S Mexico (Oaxaca) and late Jun in NW Ecuador; nestlings in Oct in French Guiana. Mid-sized young also found in SE Peru,... read more
Resident; suggestion of partial altitudinal migration in Mexico.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Rare to locally fairly common. Patchy and local in much of its range; reasons for this not understood, possibly related to details of... read more
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