Rufous rumped Foliage Gleaner (Philydor erythrocercum)

Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleaner

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Furnariidae | [latin] Philydor erythrocercum | [UK] Rufous-rumped Foliage-Gleaner | [FR] Anabate a croupion roux | [DE] Rostburzel-Blattspaher | [ES] Ticotico de Rabadilla Rufa | [IT] Ticotico groppone rossiccio | [NL] Roodstuit-bladspeurder


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Philydor erythrocercum SA Amazonia
Philydor erythrocercum erythrocercum
Philydor erythrocercum lyra
Philydor erythrocercum ochrogaster
Philydor erythrocercum subfulvum
Philydor erythrocercum suboles

Physical charateristics

Upperparts olive-brown, lower back and rump rufous-chestnut. Long yellowish eyebrow, wings dark olive and tail rufous. Chin and throat yellowish white becoming darker descending to the breast and abdomen. Yellow eye ring, bill and legs pale brown. Sexes are alike.

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Found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and the Guianas. In Suriname common in the forests of the interior.


Tropical moist lowland and montane forests.


Nest in hole in dead tree stump, clutch size 2 eggs attended by only one adult (information based on one observation only). No further data.

Feeding habits

Diet consists of a variety of insects including bugs and spiders. Forgaes in mid level foliage and canopy. Usually hunts singly, gleaning predominantly at dead leafs.


This species has a large range, extending from the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia across the Amazon basin to the east coast of Brazil and the Guianas. It inhabits tropical lowland and montane evergreen forest, where it forages mainly in the subcanopy, gleaning arthropods from dead leaves. It frequently associates with mixed-species flocks (Remsen 2003). It has an estimated global Extent of Occurrence of 5,440,000 km2. The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as ‘fairly 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.
Rufous-rumped Foliage-Gleaner status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Rufous-rumped Foliage-Gleaner range map


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