Buff-throated Treehunter (Thripadectes scrutator)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pati Trail, Huanuco

Identification & Behavior: ~24 cm (9.4 in). The Buff-throated Treehunter ha a blackish head and underparts heavily streaked with rufous. The mantle is largely unmarked. The wings and tail are rufous. The bill is black. It forages in the thick understory of humid montane forests. It is similar to the Striped Treehunter but is distinguished by having a largely unmarked mantle and by ranging at higher elevations; although they may overlap.  It replaces the Flammulated Treehunter on the south side of the Marañon Valley.

Status: The Buff-throated Treehunter is rare in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 2100-3500 m. It also occurs in Bo.

Name in Spanish: Trepamusgo de Garganta Anteada.

Sub-species: Buff-throated Treehunter (Thripadectes scrutator), Taczanowski, 1874.

Meaning of Name: Thripadectes: Gr. thrips, thripos= woodworm and dektes, dakno= biter, to bite. scrutator: L. scrutator, scrutatoris= searcher, investigator, scrutari= to examine thoroughly, to hunt out.

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Distribution Mapbuff-throated treehunter



    • 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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2017.