Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Magnifying the passion for nature. Zeiss Victory Harpia 95. New!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Personal tools
Main Categories

Elegant Woodcreeper

From Opus

This article is incomplete.
This article is missing one or more sections. You can help the BirdForum Opus by expanding it.

Xiphorhynchus elegans


[edit] Identification

[edit] Distribution

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

[edit] Taxonomy

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.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

[edit] External Links


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.27753711 seconds with 6 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 21:19.