Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner Clibanornis erythrocephalus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Furnariidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Miller, Eliot T.
  • © Murray Cooper

Henna-hooded Foliage Gleaner is a spectacular and rarely seen resident of semihumid forest in the Tumbes region of northwest Peru and southwest Ecuador, and is among the most distinctive of foliage-gleaners. Adults show a bright golden orange head with a thin, pale bluish ring of skin around the eye, and a thick, pale bill. The upperparts are reddish brown, with a rich orange red tail, and the underparts are gray. This species forages low in the forest, probing into and throwing aside dead leaves. The loud call of Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner is heard much more often than the bird is actually seen.


© Paul Coopmans

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

Recommended Citation

Miller, Eliot T.(2013).Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner (Clibanornis erythrocephalus), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

DOI: 10.2173/nb.hhfgle1.01