Buff-throated Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus guttatus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pocone Brazil |San Martin, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Atalaya, Cuzco

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu Nat Park, Peru

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

Identification & Behavior: ~26 cm (10.2 in). The Buff-throated Woodcreeper has a thinly streaked head and mantle. The throat is buff and grades to long buffy streaks towards the rest of the underparts. The bill is long, stout, mostly straight and light gray in color. It forages from the understory where it may follow swarms of army ants to the midstory and canopy alone or in the company of mixed species flocks. It is similar to the Elegant Woodcreeper but is distinguished by having a rich buff throat, longer streaks not fringed with black, larger size, and by being bright rufous. Also, see Strong-billed Woodcreeper.

Status: The Buff-throated Woodcreeper is common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 900 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Trepador de Garganta Anteada.

Sub-species: Buff-throated Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus guttatus guttatoides), (Lafresnaye), 1850.

Meaning of Name: Xiphorhynchus: Gr. xiphos= sword and rhunkhos= bill. guttatus: L. gutta= spot, drop, guttatus= spotted, speckled.

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Distribution Mapbuff-throated 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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2017.