White-chinned Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla merula)

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

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

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Alta Floresta, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~20.5 cm (8 in). The White-chinned Woodcreeper is uniformly chestnut-brown without any markings. It has a white chin. The iris is bluish-gray. The mandible is pale. It forages low in the understory of the forest in Amazonia almost always following army ant swarms along with antbirds and other woodcreepers. It is similar to the Plain-Brown Woodcreeper but is distinguished by being chestnut-brown, by having a white chin, bluish-gray iris, and by not having the facial pattern shown by the Plain-brown Woodcreeper.

Status: The White-chinned Woodcreeper is uncommon to rare but 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 de Barbilla Blanca.

Sub-species: White-chinned Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla merula bartletti) C. Chubb, 1918.

Meaning of Name: Dendrocincla: Gr. dendron= tree and L. cinclus= thrush. merula: L. merula= blackbird.

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Distribution Mapwhite-chinned 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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2017.