Tyrannine Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla tyrannina)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Risaralda, Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Antioquia, Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Andes of Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Andes of Colombia

Identification & Behavior: ~25.5 cm (10 in). The Tyrannine Woodcreeper is all rufous-brown with faint buffy streaking or scaling on the breast. It has a straight and black bill. It forages alone or in the company of mixed-species flocks in the midstory and subcanopy of humid montane forests.  When perched it somewhat drops the wings. It overlaps with the Montane Woodcreeper and the Olive-backed Woodcreeper but is distinguished by large size and uniformly unmarked rufous-brown plumage.

Status: The Tyrannine Woodcreeper is rare in humid montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1850-3150 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Trepador Tiranino.

Sub-species: Tyrannine Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla tyrannina tyrannina), (Lafresnaye), 1851.

Meaning of Name: Dendrocincla: Gr. dendron= tree and L. cinclus= thrush. tyrannina: L. tyranninus= like a tyrant flycatcher.

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Distribution Map


    • 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.