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Western Woodhaunter
Photo by Stanley Jones
Location: Rio Silanche Santuary near Mindo, Ecuador. West-slope of the Andes
Automolus subulatus

Includes Eastern Woodhaunter & Western Woodhaunter



Central and South America:
Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, and Venezuela.


Six subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • A. s. nicaraguae
  • A. s. virgatus
  • A. s. assimilis
  • A. s. cordobae
  • A. s. lemae
  • A. s. subulatus

Some authorities have split Striped Woodhaunter into 'Eastern Woodhaunter' (Hyloctistes subulatus -- last two subspecies, both found east of the Andes) and 'Western Woodhaunter' (Hyloctistes virgatus -- first four subspecies from Central America and west of the Andes in Colombia and Ecuador). These two groups are supposedly differing in voice.
Placed in genus Hyloctistes by Gill and Donsker.


Moist lowland forests to foothills.


Search for invertebrates in clumps of dead leaves and other debris in epiphytes, vines, branches etc. Often with mixed species flocks.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2015. IOC World Bird Names (version 5.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156

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