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Streak-headed Woodcreeper

From Opus

Lepidocolaptes souleyetii
Photo © by mmdnjeLocation: Cerro Blanco, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Photo © by mmdnje
Location: Cerro Blanco, Guayaquil, Ecuador


[edit] Identification

19 cm. Olive brown upperparts, fine streaking on the crown, nape and upper back, chestnut rump, wings and tail, and heavily streaked olive-brown underparts. The 2.5 cm long bill is slender and decurved. Young birds are duller with less distinct streaking.

[edit] Distribution

Southern Mexico, northwestern Peru, northern Brazil, Guyana, and on Trinidad.

[edit] Taxonomy

Seven subspecies are recognized[1]

[edit] Habitat

Damp light woodland, plantations, gardens, and clearings with trees.

[edit] Behaviour

  • Diet: includes spiders and insects; it creeps up trunks and extracts its prey from the bark or mosses.
  • Breeding: It builds a leaf-lined nest in a tree cavity, or sometimes an old woodpecker hole, and lays 2 white eggs.
  • The call is a sharp rolled djeer and the song is a whistled piiiiiiiiir piiiiiiiiir piiiiiiiiir.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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