Rufous tailed Foliage Gleaner (Philydor ruficaudatum)

Rufous-tailed Foliage-Gleaner

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Furnariidae | [latin] Philydor ruficaudatum | [UK] Rufous-tailed Foliage-Gleaner | [FR] Anabate rougequeue | [DE] Olivrucken-Blattspaher | [ES] Ticotico Colirrufo | [IT] Ticotico codarossiccia | [NL] Roodstaart-bladspeurder


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Philydor ruficaudatum SA Amazonia
Philydor ruficaudatum flavipectus
Philydor ruficaudatum ruficaudatum

Physical charateristics

Upperparts mainly olive with crown feathers egded dsuk and faint yellow. Eyebrow stripe, chin and throat buffy yellow, primaries dusky with tail olive. Underparts olive yellow, somewhat darker on breast and flanks. Sexes are similar.

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Found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and the Guianas. In Suriname only a few observations from the interior.


Lowland evergreen subtropical or tropical moist forests.


No datra available.

Feeding habits

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


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 4,100,000 km2. The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population size criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., less than 10,000 mature individuals in conjunction with appropriate decline rates and subpopulation qualifiers), even though the species is described as ‘uncommon’ 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-tailed Foliage-Gleaner status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Rufous-tailed Foliage-Gleaner range map


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