Chestnut-winged Hookbill (Ancistrops strigilatus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Napo, Ecuador

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

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

Identification & Behavior: ~18.5 cm (7.2 in). The Chestnut-winged Hookbill has a brownish mantle, head, and belly, all of which are heavily streaked with buff. It has rufous wings and tail that contrast with the streaked mantle and underparts. The throat and superciliary are buffy.  It forages in the midstory and canopy of the forest in Amazonia often associated with mixed species flocks. The similar Chestnut-winged Foliage-Gleaner also has contrasting rufous wings and tail but is distinguished by having an unmarked or plain mantle and underparts. 

Status: The Chestnut-winged Hookbill is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1100 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Pico-Gancho de Ala Castaña.

Sub-species: Chestnut-winged Hookbill (Ancistrops strigilatus), (Spix), 1825.

Meaning of Name: Ancistrops: Gr. ankos= bend and ops, opos= face. Ankistron= hook. strigilatus: L. strix, striges= furrow, groove. Strigilatus= striped, furrowed.

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Distribution Mapchestnut-winged hookbill



    • 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.