Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleaner Automolus rufipileatus


The Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleaner is a shy, local furnariid of northern South America. Found in scattered locations in Amazonia and the Guianas, the species inhabits undergrowth of wet, lowland forest. It is a stocky bird, rufous above with a slightly brighter crown, bright yellow irides, pale buff throat, and drab olive-brown underparts. Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleaner is even more skulking than other Automolus foliage-gleaners, and is best detected by its song, a rapid, ringing, descending series.

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

Recommended Citation

Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleaner (Automolus rufipileatus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: