[order] Passeriformes | [family] Furnariidae | [latin] Sclerurus rufigularis | [UK] Short-billed Leaftosser | [FR] Sclerure a bec court | [DE] Zimtkehl-Laubwender | [ES] Tirahojas Piquicorto | [IT] Grattafoglie beccocorto | [NL] Kortsnavel-bladkrabber
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Upperparts and wing coverts dark brown. Rump and upper tail coverts chestnut, tail black. Chin buff, throat cinnamon, lower underparts dull brown. Upper madible black, lower mandible flesh colored wit ha black tip. Legs blackish. Sexes are alike
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Found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. In Suriname widely distributed but uncommon in the interior.
Prefers tropical owland evergreen forest, terra firme.
No data, most probably like other species of the genus.
Diet consists of invertebrates, caught by leaf tossing on ground mostly alone or sometimes in pairs.. Forages by hipping (not walking) on ground and exposing prey using its bill to flake and toss ground material like rotten logs and leaf litter. Also termites.
This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 4,900,000 km2. The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population size criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., less than 10,000 mature individuals in conjunction with appropriate decline rates and subpopulation qualifiers), even though the species is described as ‘uncommon’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Sedentary throughout range.