Chestnut crowned Foliage Gleaner (Automolus rufipileatus)

Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleaner

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Furnariidae | [latin] Automolus rufipileatus | [UK] Chestnut-crowned Foliage-Gleaner | [FR] Anabate a couronne rousse | [DE] Rostkappen-Baumspaher | [ES] Ticotico Coronicastano | [IT] Spigolafoglie corona rossiccia | [NL] Roodkruinbladspeurder


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Automolus rufipileatus SA Amazonia
Automolus rufipileatus consobrinus
Automolus rufipileatus rufipileatus

Physical charateristics

Mantle and wings reddish brown. Crown, and tail rufous chestnut, underparts light brown and throat buff. Feathers of crown elongated. The sexes are alike.

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Found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and the Guianas. In Suriname widespread in the interior but only locally common.


Riverine forests especially bamboo and thickets of cane. Sometimes and locally in terra firme bamboo patches. In Matto Gosso state of Brazil, the Chestnut-crowned Foliage-Gleaner is reported to be confined largely to stands of bamboo in the forest. In Eastern Peru, the same species is also strongly associated with bamboo, but is also known to occur in canebrakes and treefall gaps. More heard then seen.


No data.

Feeding habits

Hunts for insects and small vertebrates in dense understorey and subcanopy. 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 4,000,000 km2. The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as ‘frequent’ 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.
Chestnut-crowned Foliage-Gleaner status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Chestnut-crowned Foliage-Gleaner range map


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