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Elegant Woodcreeper

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Photo © by Francisco PaludoAlta Floresta, MT, Brazil, March 2018
Photo © by Francisco Paludo
Alta Floresta, MT, Brazil, March 2018
Xiphorhynchus elegans

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[edit] Identification

18–22·5 cm (7-8¾ in)

  • Long, thin, straight bill
  • Greenish-brown head and upper back with white flecks
  • Chestnut-brown wings

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador Peru, Bolivia and Brazil

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 4 or 5 subspecies[1], [2]:

  • X. e. buenavistae:
  • Eastern slope of East Andes of Colombia in upper Orinoco drainage
  • X. e. ornatus:
  • Tropical south-eastern Colombia to eastern Ecuador, north-eastern Peru and adjacent north-western Brazil
  • X. e. insignis:
  • Foothills of east-central Peru (south of Río Marañón)
  • X. e. elegans:
  • Brazil south of the Amazon and northern Bolivia
  • South-eastern Peru to north-eastern Bolivia and western Brazil (west of Rio Madeira)

[edit] Habitat

Lowland humid forest, mostly floodplains and terra firme.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of arthropods, with the addition of some small vertebrates.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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