Rusty-winged Barbtail (Premnornis guttuliger)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. La Planada, Colombia

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

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

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

Identification & Behavior: ~13.5 cm (5.2 in). The Rusty-winged Barbtail is streaked/scalloped with buff on the crown, sides of the neck and underparts. The throat is rufous/buff. The wing coverts also have a streaked effect. The tail is rufous. It has a buff supercilium. The bill is black with a brown base to half of the mandible. It forages in the understory and midstory of montane forest where it forages more in a fashion similar to that of a foliage-gleaner. It is very similar to the Spotted Barbtail but is distinguished by a more rufous plumage and rufous tail (olive in Spotted Barbtail).

Status: The Rusty-winged Barbtail is uncommon to rare in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1300-2500 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Cola-de-Púa de Ala Rojiza.

Sub-species: Rusty-winged Barbtail (Premnornis guttuliger guttuliger), (P. L. Sclater), 1864.

Meaning of Name: Premnornis: Gr. premnon = tree trunk, stump and ornis, ornithos= bird. guttuliger: L. gutta= spot, guttula= little spot and gera, gerere= bearing, to carry.

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Distribution Maprusty-winged barbtail



    • 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.