- Orchesticus abeillei
17 cm- 18cm. A tanager with a plumage similar to that of a foliage-gleaner.
- Brown plumage, more greyish on crown, nape and mantle
- Cinnamon face, forecrown and eyebrow
- Blackish line from lores through eye to nape
- Thick blackish bill, sligthyl swollen
Sexes similar. Juveniles duller.
South America: found in the foothills of south-eastern Brazil (south Bahia and Minas Gerais to ParanĂ¡).
Uncommon to fairly common in its habitat.
This is a monotypic species.
Atlantic evergreen forest at 750-1,600 m above sea level2.
Frequently seen in mixed-species flocks often with similar looking Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner.
Feeds on insects. Takes also some fruit.
Forages in pairs or small groups high in the canopy.
Breeding recorded in October in Rio de Janeiro. One found nest was in a bromeliad on the side of a tree trunk and contained 2 pinkish, speckled brown and lavender eggs.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2011. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 16: Tanagers to New World Blackbirds. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553781
- Birdlife International species account read in October 2008
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