Brown-rumped Foliage-gleaner (Automolus melanopezus)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Furnariidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Acre, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Purus, Madre de Dios

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Acre, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Madre de Dios, Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~19 cm (7.4 in). The Brown-rumped Foliage-gleaner is mostly rufous-brown with a bright rufous tail. The underparts are brownish and lighter in color. The throat is tawny. The iris is reddish-orange. The bill is dusky. It forages in the understory of young varzea or floodplain forests where is associated (in southeast Peru) with stands of Guadua bamboo. It is similar to the Ruddy Foliage-Gleaner and Chestnut-crowned Foliage-Gleaner but is distinguished by contrasting brown underparts with a tawny throat. The color of the iris is also diagnostic.

Status: The Brown-rumped Foliage-Gleaner is uncommon to rare in disjunct populations in northeast and southeast Peru where it is known to range up to 800 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Hoja-Rasquero de Lomo Pardo.

Sub-species: Brown-rumped Foliage-gleaner (Automolus melanopezus), (P. L. Sclater), 1858.

Meaning of Name: Automolus: Gr. automolos, automoleo= deserter, to desert. melanopezus: Gr. melanos= black and peza= foot.

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Distribution Mapbrown-rumped foliage-gleaner



    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2017.