|Environment||Humid forests of northeast Brazil|
|Discoverer||Dante Martins Teixeira & L.P. Gonzaga|
|Reproduction||Sexual; lays eggs|
|Average Weight||30–38 g (1.058–1.34 oz)|
|Average Length||18 cm (7.0866")|
|Distinctive Features||Able to be misidentified as an Alagoas Goliage-gleaner|
|Related Species||Cryptic Treehunter|
|Organization||Flocks; known to have joined mixed-species flocks with Lesser Woodcreeper, among others|
The binomial of this bird commemorates the Brazilian ornithologist Fernando da Costa Novaes.
P. novaesi was an average-sized bird, with a length of 18 cm (7.0866") and weighing in at 30–38 g (1.058–1.34 oz). There was little in the way of sexual dimorphism and both sexes had a plain rufous-brown plumage. They are notably so similar to the Cryptic Treehunter that a specimen of the latter was mistaken for a Foliage-gleaner for 7 years. They prefer interior upland forests between 400-550 meters (1312'4.03" - 1804'5.54") above sea level, where they spent their time in a wide array of groupings: Alone, in pairs, in small groups, or even in mixed-species flocks.
Discovery, decline, & extinctionEdit
The species first spotted in 1979 Murici in Alagoas, Brazil, with only a few sightings in that area since. In 2003 it was recorded at Frei Caneca Private Reserve in Pernambuco, Brazil. At this point it was listed as critically endangered with an estimated population between 50 to 249 birds.
Habitation loss put great pressure upon the species as the clearance of Atlantic forest in Alagoas and Pernambuco left them with few places to support them. The last recorded sighting happened in 2011 and by 2019, the bird was officially classified as extinct.