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Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner

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Photo © by megan perkinsMilpe Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador, 28 November 2012
Photo © by megan perkins
Milpe Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador, 28 November 2012
Anabacerthia variegaticeps

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[edit] Identification

15–16 cm (6-6ΒΌ in)

  • Plain brown overall plumage
  • Dark crown
  • Buff supercilium
  • Wedge-shaped bill

[edit] Distribution

Three well separated populations:
Central America: Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and northern Nicaragua; secondly from Costa Rica to western Panama
South America: west of the Andes in Colombia and Ecuador

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Two subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • A. v variegaticeps
  • A. v temporalis

[edit] Habitat

Montane and lowland evergreen forests. Also tall second growth forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

They eat a variety of insects, including moths and spiders.

[edit] Breeding

They are thought to be monogamous. Their clutch contains 2 eggs, which are laid at the bottom of an old woodpecker nest hole.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Angehr and Dean 2010: The Birds of Panama, a field guide
  3. Fagan and Komar, Peterson field guide to birds of northern Central America
  4. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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