Spot-throated Woodcreeper (Certhiasomus stictolaemus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown| Loc. Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown| Loc. Presidente Figueiredo, Amazonas, Brazil

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

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

Identification & Behavior: ~18.5 cm (7.2 in) (male),  15.5 cm (6.1 in) (female). The Spot-throated Woodcreeper has an olive-brown head, mantle, and underparts. The wings and tail are rufous-chestnut. The crown is darker and thinly marked. The bill is straight and dusky-gray in color. The throat, sides of the head, and breast are spotted/streaked with buffy. The male is larger than the female. The tail is proportionally long but not as long as the larger Long-tailed woodcreeper. It forages low in the understory of humid forest in Amazonia generally in the company of mixed species flocks. The plumage pattern and size of the female is similar to that of a Wedge-billed Woodcreeper but are distinguished by a longer and straight bill and larger size.

Status: The Spot-throated Woodcreeper is rare in Loreto and Ucayali where it is known to range up to 800 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.

Name in Spanish: Trepador de Garganta Punteada.

Sub-species: Spot-throated Woodcreeper (Certhiasomus stictolaemus secundus), (Hellmayr), 1904.

Meaning of Name: Certhiasomus: Certhia= Genus Certhia, Linnaeus, 1758, treecreeper and Gr. soma, somatos: body. Certhiasomus= one that looks like a Certhia treecreeper. stictolaemus: Gr. Stiktos, stizo= spotted, to tattoo and laimos= throat.

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Distribution Map
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    • 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.