Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper (Dendrexetastes rufigula)

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Rio Tahuayo, Peru | Orellana, Ecuador

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

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

Identification & Behavior: ~25 cm (9.6 in). The Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper has rufous upperparts and cinnamon-rufous underparts with rich cinnamon on the throat. It has a variable amount of pale streaks on the breast. The bill is thick and bluish-gray. The iris is read. It forages in the midstory of varzea or floodplain forests. It roosts in palm trees in forest opening where is one of the characteristics vocalizations at dusk in isolated houses and Amazonian lodges. It superficially resembles a Plain-brown Woodcreeper by is larger, cinnamon-rufous and has a thick bluish-gray bill.

Status: The Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper is fairly common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1100 m along the east slope of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Trepador de Garganta Canela.

Sub-species: Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper (Dendrexetastes rufigula devillei), (Lafresnaye), 1850.

Meaning of Name: Dendrexetastes: Gr. Dendron= tree exetastes, exetazo= examiner, to examine. rufigula: L. rufus= red and gula= throat.

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Distribution Mapcinnamon-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. on 03/01/2017.