Long-billed Woodcreeper (Nasica longirostris)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Loreto, Peru

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

Identification & Behavior: ~34 cm (13.3 in). The Long-billed Woodcreeper has bright rufous upperparts and olive-brown underparts. It has a white throat and pale streaking down the breasts. It has a distinctive long whitish bill. It forages alone or in pairs in the midstory and sub-canopy of Varzea forest in Amazonia. The plumage pattern and very long pale bill are unmistakable but see the Red-billed Scythebill.

Status: The Long-billed Woodcreeper is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 500 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Trepador de Pico Largo.

Sub-species: Long-billed Woodcreeper (Nasica longirostris), (Vieillot), 1818.

Meaning of Name: Nasica: L. nasus= nose, nasica= long-nosed. longirostris: L. longus= long and rostris, rostrum= billed, beak.

See more of the Family Furnariidae  peru aves

Distribution Maplong-billed 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.