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T. h. striatidorsus
Photo © by birdboybowley
Tandayapa, Ecuador, 2 February 2020
Thripadectes holostictus


T. h. moderatus
Photo © by kitefarrago
Madre de Dios, Peru, August 2017

20–21 cm (7¾-8¼ in)

Similar Species

Very similar to Lineated Foliage-gleaner


South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela Peru and Bolivia



  • T. h. striatidorsus:
  • T. h. holostictus:
  • Andes of Colombia to south-western Venezuela, eastern Ecuador and northern Peru
  • T. h. moderatus:
  • Subtropical eastern Peru (Junín and Cuzco) and western Bolivia


Moist montane evergreen forests, especially where there is bamboo.



Their main diet consists of invertebrates, with the possible addition of some vertebrates. They usually forage alone, though may, occasionally, join mixed species flocks.


They nest in a chamber at the end of a tunnel, up to 1 m long.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Remsen, Jr., J. V. and G. M. Kirwan (2020). Striped Treehunter (Thripadectes holostictus), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.strtre1.01

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