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Photo by Gallus
Tobago, March 2005
Sclerurus albigularis


16–18 cm

  • Pale throat
  • Reddish breast


Central and South America
Central America: Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago
South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil



There are 7 subspecies[1]:

  • S. a. canigularis:
  • S. a. propinquus:
  • Santa Marta Mountains (north-eastern Colombia)
  • S. a. albigularis:
  • S. a. kunanensis:
  • S. a. zamorae:
  • S. a. kempffi:
  • North-eastern Bolivia (Serrania Huanchaca)
  • S. a. albicollis:
  • Northern Bolivia (south to western Santa Cruz)


Rain forests.


Spends much of its time on the rainforest floor.


Their diet consists of small frogs and spiders etc.


It nests in burrows in an earth bank


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2014)

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