Red-billed Scythebill (Campylorhamphus trochilirostris)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil

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

Identification & Behavior: ~24 cm (9.4 in). The Red-billed Scythebill has rufous upperparts and rufous-brown underparts. The head, neck, and underparts are streaked with buff. The bill is long, red, and heavily decurved. It forages in the midstory of the forest where is often associated with stands of Guadua bamboo. It is very similar to the Curve-billed Scythebill and the Brown-billed Scythebill, but these species segregate each other in non-overlapping ranges or perhaps with limited overlap in some instances.

Status: The Red-billed Scythebill is rare and widespread in Amazonia, (not known to occur on the east side of the Napo River), where it is known to range up to 800 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in the semi-deciduous and semi-humid forest of extreme northwest Peru in Tumbes. The Red-billed Scythebill also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Pico Guadaña de Pico Rojo.

Sub-species: Red-billed Scythebill (Campylorhamphus trochilirostris zarumillanus), Sztolcman, 1926.  Coast of extreme NW Peru (Tumbes, Piura).
(Campylorhamphus trochilirostris napensis), Chapman, 1925.  W Amazonia in E Ecuador and E Peru.
(Campylorhamphus trochilirostris devius), J. T. Zimmer, 1934.  W Amazonian Brazil S of Amazon, between lower R Purús and lower R Madeira

Meaning of Name: Campylorhamphus: Gr. Kampulos, kampto= curved, to bend and rhamphos= bill. trochilirostris: L. trochilus= semicircle and rostris, rostrum= billed, beak.

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Distribution Mapred-billed scythebill



    • 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.