Amazonian Barred-Woodcreeper (Dendrocolaptes certhia)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Furnariidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manaus, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Explornapo|M. de Dios

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Los Amigos, Madre de Dios

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manaus, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~28 cm (11 in). The Amazonian Barred-Wood Creeper has dusky barring/scaling on the head, mantle, and underparts. The wings and tail are rufous and unmarked. The sides of the head, malar area, and throat are pale. The bill is relatively long and shows a variable amount of reddish. It forages in the understory of the forest in Amazonia generally following army ant swarms, but sometimes away from army ants. It superficially resembles a Black-banded Woodcreeper but is distinguished by continuous barring on the underparts and head, and a reddish bill.

Status: The Amazonian Barred-Woodcreeper is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 800 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Trepador Barrado Amazónico.

Sub-species: Amazonian Barred-Woodcreeper (Dendrocolaptes certhia radiolatus), P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1868.  W Amazonia, N of Amazon, in SE Colombia, NW Brazil (W of R Negro), E Ecuador and N & C Peru (largely W of R Ucayali, S to Junín).
(Dendrocolaptes certhia juruanus), H. von Ihering, 1905.  SW Amazonia, S of Amazon, in E Peru, W Brazil (E to R Madeira, S to NW Mato Grosso) and N Bolivia.

Meaning of Name: Dendrocolaptes: Gr. Dendron= tree and kolapto= to peck. Dendrokolaptes= woodpecker. certhia: Gr. Kerthios= small tree-dwelling insect-eating bird.

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Distribution Mapamazonian-barred woodcreeper



    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2017.