Striped Treehunter (Thripadectes holostictus)

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

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Alto Nieva, San Martin

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

Identification & Behavior: ~21 cm (8.2 in). The Striped Treehunter has a dusky mantle, head, and breast heavily streaked with rufous. The rest of the underparts are rufous-brown also streaked with rufous. The tail is rufous. The bill is black. It forages in the thick understory of humid montane forests. It is very similar to the Black-billed Treehunter but is distinguished by having heavily streaked underparts and by ranging at higher elevations.

Status: The Striped Treehunter is uncommon in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1500-2400 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Trepamusgo Listado.

Sub-species: Striped Treehunter (Thripadectes holostictus holostictus), (P. L. Sclater and Salvin), 1876.  Andes of W Venezuela (SW Táchira), Colombia (C range, and E range from Norte de Santander S to Cundinamarca), E Ecuador and N Peru (La Libertad).
(Thripadectes holostictus moderatus), J. T. Zimmer, 1935.  Andes from C Peru (Huánuco) S to C Bolivia (Cochabamba).

Meaning of Name: Thripadectes: Gr. thrips, thripos= woodworm and dektes, dakno= biter, to bite. holostictus: Gr. holos= complete, entire and stiktos= spotted.

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Distribution Mapstriped treehunter



    • 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.