Plain-brown Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla fuliginosa)

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cerros de Amotape, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southwest Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Lowlands, Central Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~22 cm (8.6 in). The Plain-Brown Woodcreeper is uniformly olive-brown without markings. It has gray-brown around the eye and the ear bordered below by a dusky malar stripe. It forages in the understory of humid forest in Amazonia following army ant swarms, mixed species flocks, and also alone. It can be found foraging side by side with the similar White-chinned Woodcreeper, but is distinguished by a uniform olive-brown plumage, a chin concolor with the rest of the underparts, and the facial pattern.

Status: The Plain-brown Woodcreeper is uncommon in Amazonia where it ranges up to 1500 m along the east slope of the Andes. It also occurs in the semi-humid forest of northwest Peru in Tumbes where it is rare. The Plain-brown Woodcreeper also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Trepador Pardo.

Sub-species: Plain-brown Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla fuliginosa ridgwayi), Oberholser, 1904.  SE Honduras S, mostly on Caribbean slope (especially in N) to E Panama, also to W Colombia (Chocó lowlands E to upper Sinú and Atrato Valleys), W Ecuador and NW Peru (Tumbes).
(Dendrocincla fuliginosa neglecta), Todd, 1948.  W Amazonia on both sides of R Solimões, from E Ecuador and E Peru E to W Brazil (E to R Negro and R Madeira).
(Dendrocincla fuliginosa atrirostris), (d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye), 1838.  NE Amazonia N of Amazon, from SE Venezuela (E Bolívar) E to the Guianas and in N Brazil (lower R Negro E to Amapá); may cross R Amazon just E of R Madeira at Borba.

Meaning of Name: Dendrocincla: Gr. dendron= tree and L. cinclus= thrush. fuliginosa: L. fuligo, fuliginis= soot. Fuliginosus= covered with soot.

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Distribution Mapplain-brown 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.