French: Sclérure à bec court German: Kurzschnabel-Laubwender Spanish: Tirahojas piquicorto
Borba, Amazonas, Rio Madeira, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
S. r. fulvigularis
Todd, 1920 – S Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolívar), the Guianas and N Brazil (probably in Roraima).
S. r. brunnescens
Todd, 1948 – SE Colombia (S from Meta and Vaupés), W Brazil N of R Amazon (E to possibly right bank of R Negro), E Ecuador and NE Peru (N of R Amazon in Amazonas, Loreto, San Martín and recently recorded in SW Ucayali#R).
S. r. furfurosus
Todd, 1948 – N Brazil N of R Amazon (E from possibly R Negro).
S. r. rufigularis
Pelzeln, 1868 – S of R Amazon in NE Peru (N Loreto), Brazil (Amazonas E to Maranhão, S to N Mato Grosso) and E Bolivia (E Beni, NE Santa Cruz).
15–16 cm; 19–25 g. Nominate race has face dark brownish, faintly grizzled; crown dark brown with reddish tones, very faint darker feather margins; back dark... read more
Song a high-pitched fast series of notes that descend, then ascend and accelerate, and then level... read more
Tropical lowland evergreen forest, terra firme. From near sea-level to 500 m, locally to... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates; alate termites (Isoptera) recorded. Usually solitary. Terrestrial; hops on ground, does not walk. Gleans items from ground... read more
Nest not described, apparently similar to that of congeners; territory size near Manaus (Brazil) c. 17 ha from radio-telemetry studies. No... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare to locally uncommon; fairly common in S Venezuela; distribution patchy. Estimated density 1–4 birds/km2 at four sites in French Guiana.... read more
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