Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleaner (Automolus rufipileatus)

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

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

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

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

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

Identification & Behavior: ~18.5 cm (7.2 in). The Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleaner has rufous upperparts, tail, and crown. The underparts are tawny-brown. The iris is yellow-orange. The bill is pinkish-brown and straight. It forages in the understory of river edge forest and cane thickets. It is superficially similar to the Ruddy Foliage-Gleaner but is distinguished by a brighter rufous plumage, yellow-orange iris, and pinkish-brown bill.

Status: The Chestnut-crowned Foliage-Gleaner is fairly common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1050 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Hoja-Rasquero de Corona Castaña.

Sub-species: Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleaner (Automolus rufipileatus consobrinus), P. L. Sclater, 1870.

Meaning of Name: Automolus: Gr. automolos, automoleo= deserter, to desert. rufipileatus: L. rufous red and pilleus, pileatus= cap, capped.

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Distribution Mapchestnut-crowned 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.