Montane Foliage-gleaner (Anabacerthia striaticollis)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. E Andes, Colombia |Manu Road, Cuzco

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia 

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu Road, Cuzco

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu Road, Cuzco

Identification & Behavior: ~16 cm (6.2 in). The Montane Foliage-gleaner is rufous-brown with a rufous tail. The sides of the head and breast are streaked with buff. It has a distinctive buffy eye-ring and superciliary projecting from the eye. It forages in the midstory and canopy of humid montane forest often in the company of mixed species flocks. It is similar to the Buff-browed Foliage-Gleaner but is distinguished by smaller size, faintly streaking on the underparts, a buffy eye-ring, and by foraging in the midstory and canopy of the forest (the Buff-browed Foliage-gleaner favors thick understory).

Status: The Montane Foliage-Gleaner is uncommon in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 700-2100 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Limpia-Follaje Montano.

Sub-species: Montane Foliage-gleaner (Anabacerthia striaticollis montana), (Tschudi), 1844.  E slope of Andes in SE Colombia (Nariño) S to C Peru (S to Junín).
(Anabacerthia striaticollis yungae), (Chapman), 1923.  Andes from S Peru (Cuzco, Puno) S to C Bolivia (E to W Santa Cruz).

Meaning of Name: Anabacerthia: Word consists of Genus Anabates Temminck, 1820, spinetail; genus Certhia Linnaeus, 1758, treecreeper. striaticollis: L. stria, striare= furrow, to striate and collis= throated, necked.

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Distribution Mapmontane 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.