Striped Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus obsoletus)

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

striped_woodcreeper
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Iranduba, Brazil

striped_woodcreeper
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Iranduba, Brazil

striped_woodcreeper
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Iranduba, Brazil

striped_woodcreeper
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Iranduba, Brazil


Identification & Behavior: ~21.5 cm (8.4 in). The Striped Woodcreeper has a heavily streaked head, mantle, and underparts. It has buff spots, which are fringed with black creating an “ocellated effect” pattern of streaks. The throat is whitish with rufous on the chin.  The bill is creamy white often with gray streaks. It forages in the understory and midstory of varzea forests usually alone but can join mixed-species flocks. It is very similar to the Straight-billed Woodcreeper and the Zimmer’s Woodcreeper but is distinguished by smaller size, proportionally smaller bill, and by foraging in the understory and midstory inside the forest.

Status: The Striped Woodcreeper is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 500 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Trepador Listado.

Sub-species: Striped Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus obsoletus palliatus), (Des Murs), 1856.

Meaning of Name: Gr. Xiphorhynchus. xiphos= sword and rhunkhos= bill. obsoletus: L. obsolete, obsolescere= plain, worn out, forgotten, to wear out.

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Distribution Mapstriped woodcreeper

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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.