Pale-browed Treehunter Cichlocolaptes leucophrus


The Pale-browed Treehunter is a rather large, long-billed furnariid of the Atlantic coastal forest of Brazil. It is brown heavily streaked with pale buff, the streaks on the underparts so broad that is largely pale below. The northern population (C. l. leucophrys) is larger and paler above and has a paler rufous tail than the southern population (C. l. holti). It gleans for arthropods in epiphytes and dead leaves at various forest strata, often in association with mixed flocks. There is no information available on the breeding behavior of this species.


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Song (Pale-tailed)

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Pale-browed Treehunter (Cichlocolaptes leucophrus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: