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Streak-breasted Treehunter Thripadectes rufobrunneus

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As many as six subspecies of the large-bodied Streak-breasted Treehunter have been recognized, despite the species’ overall relatively small (albeit discontinuous) range in northern South America, from around Caracas, in northern Venezuela, west to Colombia, and south to northern Ecuador on both slopes of the Andes. Despite its name, this treehunter is largely unmarked over the underparts, with dark brownish streaking covering only the throat and upper breast. The Streak-breasted Treehunter is a generally fairly uncommon inhabitant of the understory of montane evergreen forest above 900 m, reaching locally as high as approximately 2500 m. Like other Thripadectes, this species is most likely to be detected foraging on a mossy branch or within a dense tangle of debris.

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Recommended Citation

Streak-breasted Treehunter (Thripadectes rufobrunneus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: