Zimmer’s Woodcreeper (Dendroplex kienerii)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Rio Tapiche, Loreto

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Muyuna, Loreto

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Loreto, Peer|Manaus, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~23 cm (9 in). The Zimmer’s Woodcreeper has a heavily streaked head, throat, breast, and upper belly. The streaks are pale buffy. The throat and sides of the head are paler than the breast and belly. The bill is creamy white, pointy, and straight. It forages in the understory and midstory or river edge forest and semi-open habitats that border bodies of water. It does not enter the forest interior. Except for their vocalizations, it is nearly indistinguishable from the Straight-billed Woodcreeper but they only overlap in the limited range of the Zimmer’s Woodcreeper. Also, see Striped Woodcreeper.

Status: The Zimmer’s Woodcreeper is uncommon and largely restricted to river edges along the Amazon River and the mouth of the Napo and Maranon and Ucayali Rivers. It also occurs in Br.

Name in Spanish: Trepador de Zimmer.

Sub-species: Zimmer’s Woodcreeper (Dendroplex kienerii), (Des Murs), 1856.

Meaning of Name: Dendroplex: Gr. Dendron= tree and plesso= to strike. kienerii: In honor of Louis-Charles Kiener (1799-1881) French zoologist, conchologist.

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Distribution Mapzimmer's 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.