Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Near Threatened

White-browed Foliage-gleaner (Anabacerthia amaurotis)


French: Anabate bridé German: Rahmbrauen-Blattspäher Spanish: Ticotico cejiblanco

Anabates amaurotis


, 1823,

Ipanema, São Paulo, Brazil


Genetic analysis#R shows this species and A. lichtensteini to be sisters. Monotypic.


SE Brazil (S Espírito Santo S to Santa Catarina, also C Rio Grande do Sul), NE Argentina (Misiones) and SE Paraguay (Canindeyú, Alto Paraná, Caazapá).

Descriptive notes

15–16 cm. Medium-sized furnariid with conspicuous supercilium, diagnostic black and white crown patch, wedge-shaped bill. Has broad, sharply defined buff-white... read more


Song a series of rough, staccato notes c. 2 seconds long, followed by 3–4 loud notes, “t-t-t-... read more


Montane evergreen forest and tall second growth in heart of range in SE Brazil; also in hilly areas... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods; Lepidoptera larvae recorded. Forages usually in mixed-species flocks, mainly in understorey, occasionally to subcanopy and... read more


No information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Lowlands EBA. Rare to locally fairly common; definitely... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr (2020). White-browed Foliage-gleaner (Anabacerthia amaurotis). 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 25 February 2020).