Striated Earthcreeper (Geocerthia serrana)

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

striated_earthcreeper
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Huascaran NP, Ancash

striated_earthcreeper
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Santa Eulalia, Lima

striated_earthcreeper
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Huascaran NP, Ancash

striated_earthcreeper
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Santa Eulalia, Lima


Identification & Behavior: ~20 cm (7.8 in). The Striated Earthcreeper has rufous back, wings, and tail. The underparts are gray heavily streaked with whitish. It has a broad and long pale supercilium. The bill is slightly decurved and mostly black. It forages on or near the ground in Andean scrub interspersed with rocks and boulders. It is similar to the Buff-breasted Earthcreeper and the White-throated Earthcreeper both of which have plain and unmarked underparts.

Status: Endemic. The Striated Earthcreeper is fairly common on the west slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 2300-4600 m.

Name in Spanish: Bandurrita Peruana.

Sub-species: Striated Earthcreeper (Geocerthia serrana serrana), (Taczanowski), 1875.  Andes of N & C Peru (Cajamarca S to Lima and Junín).
(Geocerthia serrana huancavelicae), (Morrison), 1938.  Andes of S Peru (Huancavelica).

Meaning of Name: Geocerthia: r. geo= ground and Certhia= genus Certhia, Linnaeus, 1758, treecreeper. serrana: Portuguese serra mountain range / Spanish sierra and cerro mountain range.

See more of the Family Furnariidae  peru aves

Distribution Mapstriated earthcreeper

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References:

    • 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.