Buff throated Foliage Gleaner (Automolus ochrolaemus)

Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Furnariidae | [latin] Automolus ochrolaemus | [UK] Buff-throated Foliage-Gleaner | [FR] Anabate a gorge fauve | [DE] Fahlkehl-Baumspaher | [ES] Ticotico Gorgiclaro | [IT] Spigolafoglie golafulva | [NL] Bruinkeelbladspeurder


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Automolus ochrolaemus LA s Mexico through Amazonia
Automolus ochrolaemus auricularis
Automolus ochrolaemus cervinigularis
Automolus ochrolaemus exsertus
Automolus ochrolaemus hypophaeus
Automolus ochrolaemus ochrolaemus
Automolus ochrolaemus pallidigularis
Automolus ochrolaemus turdinus

Physical charateristics

Upperparts and wings olive brown. Rump and tail rufous-chestnut, lower underparts brown-yellowish, paler on breast. Undertail rufous. Sexes are alike.

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wingspan min.: 0 cm wingspan max.: 0 cm
size min.: 18 cm size max.: 19 cm
incubation min.: 20 days incubation max.: 21 days
fledging min.: 18 days fledging max.: 19 days
broods: 1   eggs min.: 2  
      eggs max.: 3  


Found in Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela and the Guianas. In Suriname commonly found in forests of both the savanna areas and the interior.


Tropical evergreen forests, swamp forest, lower montane forest and coffee plantations.


Nest is a shallow cup of plant fibre, placed in a chamber at the end of a tunnel (40-75 cm) excavated in a dirt bank. Clutch size 2-3 eggs incubated by both parents for about 3 weeks. Young are cared for by both sexes and fledge after about 18 days.

Feeding habits

Hunts for insects and small vertebrates in dense understorey and sometimes on ground. Forages in pairs or in mixed flocks by gleaning prey from mostly dead leafs.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 6,500,000 km2. The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as ‘common’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Buff-throated Foliage-Gleaner status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Buff-throated Foliage-Gleaner range map


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