Streak-capped Treehunter Thripadectes virgaticeps

  • © Nick Athanas

As its name suggests, streaking is largely confined to the region of the head in the Streak-capped Treehunter, which feature should rapidly assist in identifying this species from other Thripadectes in range. The upperparts are virtually plain rufous-brown, albeit duller over the mantle, and the underparts are generally tawny-buff to rufescent brown. Six subspecies are generally recognized for this species, but their taxonomy probably requires revision as variation in morphology appears rather limited. Like other congeners, over most of its comparatively small, and rather disjunct, range, the Streak-capped Treehunter appears rather uncommon, and also in common with other Thripadectes, this species generally appears to shun association with mixed-species flocks, although it joins them occasionally.

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© Paul A. Schwartz

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

Recommended Citation

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