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Photo by Luiz
Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso, Brazil, September 2014
Hylophylax naevius


10·5–11·5 cm

  • Grey face
  • Black throat
  • Large black spots across its white breast
  • Large buff spots on upperparts
  • Brownish white tipped tail
  • Three distinct buff-white wing-bars
  • Buff tips to the tertials
  • Pinkish legs
  • Greyish iris

The female is similar but has a white throat with black malar stripe, buff wing-markings and is mostly ochraceous below.


South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.



There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • H. n. naevius:
  • H. n. theresae:
  • Southern Ecuador to northern Peru (Loreto) and western Amazonian Brazil
  • H. n. peruvianus:
  • Foothills of northern Peru (Amazonas and San Martín)
  • H. n. inexpectatus:
  • South-eastern Peru to extreme south-western Amazonian Brazil and north-western Bolivia
  • H. n. ochraceus:
  • South-eastern Amazonian Brazil (River Tapajós to River Tocantins, south to northern Mato Grosso)


Humid lowland and foothill evergreen forests



Their diet consists of a wide variety of insects and spiders.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2015)
  4. Arthur Grosset

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