Lineated Foliage-gleaner (Syndactyla subalaris)

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Costa Rica

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Panama

Identification & Behavior: ~18 cm (7 in). The Lineated Foliage-Gleaner is overall rufous-brown. It has the head, upperparts, and underparts heavily streaked with buff. It has a contrastingly rufous tail. It has a buffy thin and poorly defined superciliary. It forages in the understory of montane forests. It is similar to the Buff-browed Foliage-Gleaner but is distinguished by having a heavily streaked head, upperparts, and underparts.

Status: The Lineated Foliage-Gleaner is uncommon in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1500-2100 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Limpia-Follaje Lineado.

Sub-species: Lineated Foliage-gleaner (Syndactyla subalaris mentalis), (Taczanowski and Berlepsch), 1885.

Meaning of Name: Syndactyla: Gr. sun= together and daktulos= toe. subalaris: L. sub= underneath and ala= armpit, wing. Subalaris= under the arms.

See more of the Family Furnariidae  peru aves

Distribution Maplineated 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.