Slender billed Xenops (Xenops tenuirostris)

Slender-billed Xenops

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Furnariidae | [latin] Xenops tenuirostris | [UK] Slender-billed Xenops | [FR] Sittine des rameaux | [DE] Streifenschwanz-Baumspaher | [ES] Picolezna Picofino | [IT] Xenope beccosottile | [NL] Streepstaartxenops


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Xenops tenuirostris SA Amazonia
Xenops tenuirostris acutirostris
Xenops tenuirostris hellmayri
Xenops tenuirostris tenuirostris

Physical charateristics

Crown brown with white streaks and a buffy white eyebrow. Mantle rufous streaked buff, rump and upper tail coverts cinnamon rufous. Outer wing featehrs black with basal cinnamon band. rest of wing cinnamon. Outer tail feathers and central tail feathers rufous. Throat white with a silvery streak on cheek and behind the eye towards ear.
Sexes are alike.

Listen to the sound of Slender-billed Xenops

[audio: Xenops.mp3]

Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto

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Found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. In Suriname rare inhabitant of the coastal plane.


Prefers tropical lowland forest and flooded evergreen forest.


No data.

Feeding habits

Mostly anthropods hunted in the canopy or sub-conapy, solitary or in mixed flocks. Volatile bird moving rapidly along branches. Gleans insects from leafs and bakr, does not hammer.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 3,600,000 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.
Slender-billed Xenops status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Slender-billed Xenops range map


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