French: Sclérure écaillé German: Fleckenbrust-Laubwender Spanish: Tirahojas guatemalteco
no locality = Guatemala
Subspecies and Distribution
S. g. guatemalensis
(Hartlaub, 1844) – S Mexico (from Veracruz) S to C Panama (Colón).
S. g. salvini
Salvadori & Festa, 1899 – E Panama (Panamá Province to Darién), NW Colombia (N Chocó) and W Ecuador (Esmeraldas S to SW Manabí and W Guayas, formerly to N Guayas).
S. g. ennosiphyllus
Wetmore, 1951 – N Colombia (Antioquia E to Bolívar).
16–18 cm; 29–38 g. Scaly pattern on throat more conspicuous than in congeners. Has dark brownish face, some rufescent flammulations on auriculars; malar area and... read more
Song a fast series of 10–15 sharp, clear, whistled notes, “pwik wik-wík-w... read more
Tropical lowland evergreen forest with sparse undergrowth; locally tall second growth, locally also... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates. Forages singly, occasionally in pairs. Terrestrial; hops on ground, tail tips often pressed to substrate; does not walk.... read more
Eggs in Apr in Honduras and May and Oct–Dec in Costa Rica; nestlings in Jan, Mar and Jun in Costa Rica and Mar in Panama. Monogamous... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to rare throughout range. Population in Ecuador recently listed as vulnerable, main threat being forest destruction and fragmentation caused... read more
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