Brazilian name: trepador-coleira
The White-collared Foliage-gleaner is a Brazilian endemic restricted to the south-east of Brazil. It is found in those remnants of the Atlantic Rain Forest that survive and is particularly associated with stands of bamboo within these forests.
|It has a heavy bill which is wedge-shaped with an upturned lower mandible. Upperparts are brown with a highly contrasting white supercilium, neck and throat. Underparts are buffy-white and the tail is rufous.
It feeds on insects for which it gleans mainly on the nodes and leaves of bamboo but also from other types of dead leaf..
|There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase. There is also a page on Wikiaves.|
|It is interesting to see the way that the bird in photo 5 has picked up the dead leaf and moved it into an easier position for gleaning in photo 6.|