Short-billed Leaftosser Sclerurus rufigularis


Leaftossers are not often seen by most birders or ornithologists, but probably are more common than is realized. All leaftossers forage on or very near the ground, gleaning for arthropods in the leaf litter. The Short-billed Leaftosser is a small, widespread Amazonian species; it is very similar to the Tawny-throated Leaftosser (Sclerurus mexicanus), but is smaller, with a shorter bill.

Help complete this species

There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings. There's a role for everyone!

Learn more


© Andrew Spencer

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

Recommended Citation

Short-billed Leaftosser (Sclerurus rufigularis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: