White-collared Foliage-gleaner Anabazenops fuscus


This striking and easily identified foliage-gleaner is endemic to southeast Brazil, and is one of just two species of Anabazenops, the other being the generally rare Dusky-cheeked Foliage-gleaner (Anabazenops dorsalis) of the east Andes and western Amazonia. Like the latter species, the White-collared Foliage-gleaner is rarely found far from extensive bamboo thickets; it is generally found in lower montane forest, where the species sometimes joins mixed-species flocks in the undergrowth, but is perhaps more frequently found alone, usually in pairs or small (presumably family?) groups. Its morphology is highly distinctive, with a large, pale, somewhat wedge-shaped bill, a broad white supercilium and obvious eye-ring, and an even broader white collar, which encircles the entire neck and throat, with brown upperparts, and a rufous tail; the bird’s plumage (but not bill shape) oddly recalls that of the female White-bearded Antshrike (Biatas nigropectus), which shares the same forests and reliance on bamboo.

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Recommended Citation

White-collared Foliage-gleaner (Anabazenops fuscus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/wcfgle1