Streak-headed Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes souleyetii)

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

Age: Adult \ Sex: Unknown | Loc. Las Peñas, Ecuador

Age: Adult \ Sex: Unknown | Loc. Western Colombia

Age: Adult \ Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pomac, Lambayeque

Age: Adult \ Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pomac, Lambayeque

Identification & Behavior: ~21 cm (8.2 in). The Streak-headed Woodcreeper has the head and underparts heavily streaked. Streaks are buffy feathers of various lengths fringed with dusky. The chin and throat are orange-rufous. The bill is relatively long, creamy white, and decurved. It forages at various heights in the deciduous and semi-humid forest in northwest Peru. It is the only woodcreeper in most of its range. In the semi-humid forest in Tumbes, it overlaps with the Strong-billed Woodcreeper, Plain-Brown Woodcreeper, and Olivaceous Woodcreeper.

Status: The Streak-headed Woodcreeper is common and widespread in the lowlands of northwest Peru where it ranges up to 800 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.

Name in Spanish: Trepador de Cabeza Rayada.

Sub-species: Streak-headed Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes souleyetii souleyetii), (Des Murs), 1849.

Meaning of Name: Lepidocolaptes: Gr. lepis, lepidos= scale, flake and kolaptes, kolapto= pecker to peck. souleyetii: In honor of François Louis Auguste Souleyet (1811-1852) French surgeon-naturalist, explorer in the Pacific 1836-1837.

See more of the Family Furnariidae  peru aves

Distribution Mapstreak-headed 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.