Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleaner Philydor erythrocercum

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The Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleaner is widely distributed across virtually all of Amazonia, except the central north, and is generally a fairly common inhabitant of evergreen lowland forest, especially on terra firme, although the species also occurs in seasonally flooded areas. Five subspecies are generally recognized across this wide range, of which Philydor erythrocercum ochrogaster of the Andean foothills of Peru and Bolivia is rather distinctive in plumage, being generally brighter both above and below; however, its vocalizations are otherwise typical of the species. The Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleaner appears to feed mainly on spiders and insects, with foraging directed principally at clusters of dead leaves.

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Recommended Citation

Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleaner (Philydor erythrocercum), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: