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Black-capped Foliage-gleaner - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Aracari
Serra do Mar near Cubatao, Sao Paulo, Brasil, July 2006
Philydor atricapillus


16–17 cm (6-6¾ in)

  • Characteristic striped head pattern
  • Rufous overall plumage


South America: found from eastern Paraguay to south-eastern Brazil (southern Bahia) and north-eastern Argentina


This is a monotypic species[1].


Tropical lowland evergreen forests,


Follows ant swarms.


Searches for insects among dead leaves.


  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. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)
  3. Wikipedia
  4. BF Member observations

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