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Old Saturday 5th October 2019, 02:07   #1
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Woodcreeper Costa Rica

March, Arenal Lodge Costa Rica
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Old Saturday 5th October 2019, 20:33   #2
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Best guess, without total confidence, is long-tailed woodcreeper, based on bill (what we can see rules out wedge - billed, I think), apparently long tail with long tail spines, plain back /crown
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Old Saturday 5th October 2019, 20:36   #3
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Agree that seems to be the best fit.

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Long-tailed WC is very, very uncommon in that area. I’m traveling and not looking at books but I would suggest probability points highly at something like Streak-crowned or Spotted. I would even think hard about N Barred or Cocoa before calling it Lomg-tailed, especially without voice information.
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Wouldn't it also be too high for LtWC, habitat is given as 'humid' forest and that's certainly where I saw mine in CR (Carera).

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Old Sunday 6th October 2019, 14:57   #6
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Best guess, without total confidence, is long-tailed woodcreeper, based on bill (what we can see rules out wedge - billed, I think), apparently long tail with long tail spines, plain back /crown
The apparent rarity of this at the site was why I was tentative. I'm hoping someone else can explain which commoner species it is and why as I wasn't able to find a convincing match.
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Old Monday 7th October 2019, 01:16   #7
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Attached is what others have reported from the lodge itself. I am aware the pattern is a little different from the PN.

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It's a Wedge-billed Woodcreeper, one of the commonest species in most of Costa Rica: the bill is shorter than the head, the back and crown are almost plain olive-brown and the sides of head are mottled buffish.
I've seen tens of them in Costa Rica and Panama!

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Thanks all for your input, next time I'll try to get a better shot.
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I also believe this is a Wedge-billed W
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