- Philydor rufum
Length 18-19cm (7-7½in)
- East slope birds are olive brown above, with rusty forehead and buff eyebrow. Throat is bright ochre-buff, with duller underparts.
- West slope birds similar but darker overall, with rusty primaries and tail and greyish-olive crown.
There are 7 subspecies:
- P. r. panerythrum:
- P. r. riveti:
- P. r. columbianum:
- Coastal cordillera of northern Venezuela
- P. r. cuchiverus:
- Subtropical southern Venezuela (Bolívar)
- P. r. bolivianum:
- P. r. chapadense:
- South-western Brazil (Mato Grosso)
- P. r. rufum:
Sub canopy and borders of semi-open semi-tropical forest.
Forages singly or in pairs. Agile and fast-moving forager on tree branches; sometimes hangs upside-down. They hunt for insects such as spiders and their eggs, katydids and crickets.
They nest in holes in trees or banks. It is thought this species is monogamous.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Arthur Grosset
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2017)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 19 September 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Buff-fronted_Foliage-gleaner