Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner (Anabacerthia variegaticeps) - HBW 8, p. 328
French: Anabate à lunettes
Spanish: Ticotico de Anteojos
Other common names: Scaly-breasted/Spectacled/Mountain Foliage-gleaner, Scaly-throated Leaf-gleaner; Spot-breasted/Colombian Foliage-gleaner (temporalis)
Taxonomy: Anabazenops variegaticeps P. L. Sclater, 1857, Córdoba, Veracruz, southern Mexico.
Genus sometimes merged into a broadly defined Philydor. Forms a superspecies with A. striaticollis. Distinctive race temporalis more similar to latter and treated by some authors as a race of it; was formerly considered a separate species, and perhaps better maintained as such until relationships resolved. Proposed race idoneus from W Panama, described as like nominate but paler (more olivaceous) above and yellowish-olive (not rufescent) below, is regarded as representing individual variation and not diagnosable. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- schaldachi Winker, 1997 - mountains of SW Mexico (Guerrero).
- variegaticeps (P. L. Sclater, 1857) - mountains from S Mexico (Caribbean slope S from Veracruz, Pacific slope S from Oaxaca) S to W Panama (W Chiriquí).
- temporalis (P. L. Sclater, 1859) - W Andes of Colombia (S from S Chocó) and W Ecuador (S to W Loja, also coastal cordilleras in W Esmeraldas and SW Manabí).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird foraging in a tree. Locality Las Tangaras Nature Reserve, Choco Department, Colombia (ssp temporalis)
Keith Blomerley 7 November 2012 22 weeks ago 19 sec 4.3
front, side view perched Locality Las Tangaras Nature Reserve, Choco Department, Colombia (ssp temporalis)
Martin Kennewell 24 May 2012 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 29 sec 4
A bird exploring a mossy branch Locality Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Juan Sanabria 1 April 2006 3 years ago 32 sec 4
A bird in a tree, foraging. Locality El Triunfo Camp, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp variegaticeps)
Josep del Hoyo 29 March 2009 3 years ago 40 sec 3.8