Striped Woodhaunter (Automolus subulatus)

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

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

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

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

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

Identification & Behavior: ~17 cm (6.6 in). The Striped Woodhaunter is brown and  streaked with buff on the head, mantle, and the underparts. The wings and tail are rufous. The bill is slender, pointy, and dusky. It forages in the understory and midstory of the forest in Amazonia, often in the company of mixed species flocks. Its plumage pattern resembles that of a Chestnut-winged Hookbill but is distinguished by being slightly smaller, a slender and pointy bill, and by not having discernable superciliary.

Status: The Stripe Woodhaunter is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1400 m along the east slope of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Rondabosque Rayado.

Sub-species: Striped Woodhaunter (Automolus subulatus subulatus), Spix, 1824.

Meaning of Name: Automolus: Gr. automolos, automoleo= deserter, to desert. subulatus: L. subula= shoemaker’s awl, subulatus= awl-shaped, resembling an awl.

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Distribution Mapstriped woodhaunter



    • 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.