Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

White-collared Foliage-gleaner (Anabazenops fuscus)


French: Anabate à col blanc German: Halsband-Baumspäher Spanish: Ticotico acollarado

Sitta fusca


, 1816,

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Sister to A. dorsalis (which see). Monotypic.


SE Brazil from S Bahia and C Minas Gerais S to E Santa Catarina.

Descriptive notes

20 cm. Rather plain foliage-gleaner with bill slightly wedge-shaped. Has whitish supercilium sharply defined, extending posteriorly to meet white side of neck; rest of face... read more


Song 5–42 low-pitched, evenly spaced “tchook” notes, 4–5 per second, becoming louder... read more


Montane evergreen forest and secondary forest, usually with extensive bamboo thickets; 350–... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods. Usually in pairs, occasionally to rarely in mixed-species flocks. Forages mainly in mid-storey, less commonly down to... read more


Presumably monogamous. Nest in natural cavity in branch. No further information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Fairly common throughout range. Fairly common in Augusto Ruschi Biological Reserve and Itatiaia National Park; uncommon in Serra dos Órgãos National... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr (2020). White-collared Foliage-gleaner (Anabazenops fuscus). 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 18 January 2020).