Rufous-breasted Leaftosser (Sclerurus scansor) - HBW 8, p. 353
French: Sclérure à poitrine rousse
Spanish: Tirahojas Ogarití
Other common names: Rufous-breasted Leafscraper
Taxonomy: Oxypyga scansor Ménétries, 1835, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Often placed next to S. caudacutus in traditional classifications, this based on similarity of throat patterns; other plumage similarities and biogeography, however, suggest that S. albigularis is its sister-species. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- cearensis Snethlage, 1924 - NE Brazil (Ceará S to N Bahia).
- scansor (Ménétries, 1835) - C, CE & SE Brazil (Mato Grosso, Goiás and Minas Gerais S to Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird on a branch, singing Locality Serra de Baturité, Ceará State, Brazil (ssp cearensis)
Nick Athanas 6 January 2006 6 years ago 37 sec 4.4
leaf-tossing on the ground Locality Tres Picos State Park, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2011 2 years ago 29 sec 3.7
A bird on a branch, then flying away. Locality Serra da Ibiapaba, Ceará State, Brazil (ssp cearensis)
Josep del Hoyo 30 September 2008 4 years ago 42 sec 3.2
A bird in the dense vegetation. Locality Serra de Baturité, Ceará State, Brazil (ssp cearensis)
Yoel Jimenez 13 November 2006 4 years ago 13 sec 2.7
A bird on a root.
Locality Serra de Baturité, Ceará State, Brazil (ssp cearensis)
Nick Athanas 7 January 2006 5 years ago 4.3
This juvenile bird was accompanied by an adult. It froze in response to our presence.
Locality Serra dos Tucanos Lodge, Tres Picos State Park, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil (ssp scansor)
Paul Willoughby 2 November 2013 14 weeks ago 3.8
A bird on forest floor
Locality Serra dos Orgaos National Park, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
Chris and Megan Perkins 3 years ago 3.5
Locality Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil
Samantha Klein 27 February 2011 21 weeks ago 2
Bird on the ground of the forest foraging and call and singing. Locality Núcleo Cunha-Indaiá, Serra do Mar State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 1 October 2004 29 weeks ago 4
One bird singing and call and singing two times. In the background other individue call. On the ground of the forest (Atlantic R Locality Núcleo Cunha-Indaiá, Serra do Mar State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 1 October 2004 1 year ago 4
After paly-back. Locality Chapada do Araripe, Ceará State, Brazil
Ciro Albano 3 June 2004 4 years ago 4