Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Uniform Treehunter (Thripadectes ignobilis)


French: Anabate uniforme German: Einfarbbaumspäher Spanish: Trepamusgos uniforme

Automolus ignobilis

P. L. Sclater and Salvin

, 1879,

Frontino, Antioquia, Colombia


Recent genetic studies#R#R indicate that this species is sister to the pair of T. flammulatus and T. scrutator. Monotypic.


Pacific slope of W Andes in Colombia (S from Chocó) and NW Ecuador (S to El Oro).

Descriptive notes

19–20 cm; 48–51 g. The smallest, shortest-billed and darkest of genus. Has narrow, indistinct supercilium and broad but vague eyering dull tawny-rufous, lores... read more


Song a fast series of 6–8 “kyip” notes.


Montane evergreen forest, locally to tropical lowland evergreen forest; also tall second growth.... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods; reported items include a worm or insect larva 5 cm long. Usually singly, often in mixed-species flocks (evidently the only... read more


Active nest found in Jun; nestlings in Sept; nest in tunnel excavated in dirt bank; chicks fed by both adults. Presumably monogamous. No... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Occurs in Río Ñambí Natural Reserve and La Planada Nature Reserve... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr (2019). Uniform Treehunter (Thripadectes ignobilis). 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 13 December 2019).