French: Anabate à croupion roux German: Rostbürzel-Blattspäher Spanish: Ticotico lomirrufo
Subspecies and Distribution
P. e. erythrocercum
(Pelzeln, 1859) – Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleaner – the Guianas and NE Brazil (E from R Negro, S to R Amazon).
P. e. subfulvum
P. L. Sclater, 1862 – S Colombia (S from W Meta), E Ecuador and N Peru (N of R Amazon, W of R Ucayali).
P. e. suboles
Todd, 1948 – SE Colombia (Amazonas) and NW Brazil (N of R Amazon, E to R Negro).
P. e. lyra
Cherrie, 1916 – Amazonian E Peru (S of R Amazon, E of R Ucayali), Brazil (E, S of R Amazon, to N Maranhão, S to Mato Grosso) and N Bolivia (Pando, N Beni).
P. e. ochrogaster
Hellmayr, 1917 – Ochre-bellied Foliage-gleaner – Andes from C Peru (S from Huánuco) S to NC Bolivia (S to Cochabamba, with sight reports to NW Santa Cruz).
14–15 cm; 18–31 g. Rather small, dull Philydor with conspicuously contrasting tail. Nominate race has conspicuous narrow supercilium and eyering pale... read more
Song a slightly ascending and then descending series of 4–6 high notes, “chu, chee,... read more
Tropical lowland evergreen forest, mainly terra firme but locally in várzea;... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded dietary items (race lyra) are spiders, Orthoptera (Acridoidea), Coleoptera (including families Cicindellidae,... read more
Breeds during dry season in French Guiana. One nest described, in hole 30 cm deep in old tree stump, nest-chamber with pad of wood fibres;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Densities estimated at 9–20/km2 in transitional forest in SE Peru and 10–28/km2 at four terra firme... read more
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